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Clinton man arrested after allegedly assaulting sheriff’s deputy

The Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office say when they went to arrest 60-year-old James Simonson, he ran away after a struggle that injured a deputy.
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Published: Jan. 26, 2021 at 2:08 PM EST
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CLINTON, Maine (WABI) -

A Clinton man was arrested on Monday after authorities say he didn’t show up for a court appearance on a drug trafficking charge.

According to the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office, when they went to arrest 60-year-old James Simonson on Sunday, he ran away after a struggle that injured a deputy.

They say they caught up to Simonson on Monday evening.

He’s facing several charges including escape, assault on a officer, and violating conditions of release.

Simonson is being held without bail.

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