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East Millinocket man facing charges connected to police chase

Dwayne Bartlett, Jr. charged with Eluding an Officer, Failure to Stop for an Officer, Violation of Bail, Operating After Suspension and other traffic violations.
Published: Aug. 25, 2020 at 10:17 AM EDT
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East Millinocket, Maine (WABI) -An East Millinocket man ended up in the hospital and then in handcuffs.

Police in East Millinocket received a report Sunday of a possible knife assault on Cedar Street.

During the investigation, police spotted the suspect's vehicle driving by.

They say when they attempted to stop the driver, he sped off.

Police lost sight of the car on a dirt road and eventually found the vehicle rolled over.

East Millinocket man facing charges related to police chase
East Millinocket man facing charges related to police chase(WABI TV)

The driver was ejected and was found in nearby woods with minor injuries.

He's identified as 23-year old Dwayne Bartlett, Junior.

East Millinocket man facing charges related to police chase
East Millinocket man facing charges related to police chase(WABI TV)

Bartlett was taken to the hospital and arrested after his release.

He's currently facing charges in connection with the police chase.

East Millinocket man facing charges related to police chase
East Millinocket man facing charges related to police chase(WABI TV)

The investigation into assault charges is ongoing.

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