HOULTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A Louisiana fugitive is in custody after he fled the U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry in Houlton Saturday.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection official says Benjamin Gottke presented himself at the port of entry Saturday, and when agents asked him to present identification, he stated he didn't have any. He then fled the scene headed south on Interstate 95, and was taken into custody later in the day by Houlton Police.
Gottke is now facing charges in Maine as a fugitive from justice and refusing to submit to arrest. He allegedly escaped last week from the Tensas Parish Dentention Center in Waterproof, La., and stole a backup police cruser.
U.S. officials say it's unclear if Gottke was entering the U.S. from Canada, or if he turned around before entering Canada and drove back to the port of entry.