Police call off ground search for man at large in Standish

STANDISH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- US Marshal Service, State police and Cumberland County Sheriff's called off a search for a man wanted on a number of outstanding arrests.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Department told NEWS CENTER that all the agencies had halted the search late Friday because they felt Kehling was no longer in the Standish area. Some Standish residents received reverse 911 calls stating the search was off and police believe he was no longer in the area.

While police believe that Kehling is not a threat and likely not in the area, they asked the public to not attempt and contact with Kehling and asked that if he is spotted to call police immediately.

The US Marshal Service is still efforting an attempt to track down Kehling.

Jessy Kehling is wanted on robbery, domestic violence, and a number of other outstanding warrants.

Police had pulled the man over for a routine traffic stop at the George E. Jack Elementary School. Police say Kehling had three children in the car and he drove off with them. They are now with their mother.

Two young women who live in a local apartment say Kehling approached them Friday afternoon. He asked for a ride to the store. They say Kehling was barefoot, wearing only black shorts, and was cut up with blisters on his feet. The woman said they didn't have their keys but recognized him as a wanted fugitive and ran upstairs to contact police.


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