Police capture St. Francis man

ST. FRANCIS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- After nearly a week of searching, police captured Jesse Marquis Friday morning in St. Francis, said State Police. Marquis has been the subject of a search since the fatal shooting of his girlfriend, Amy Theriault, last Saturday.

Police said a bloodhound named Daisy Mae picked up a scent about 7:00 a.m. Daisy Mae led police to a tree about three miles into St. Francis woods, near the St. Francis dump, located on off Route 161. Marquis was sitting at the base of the tree and police arrested him at gunpoint, shortly after 8 a.m. Police said they also seized a hunting rifle from Marquis.

The search for Marquis began after police found Theriault dead at 754 Maine St. in St. Francis early Saturday morning. Witnesses told police they saw 38-year-old Marquis leave the residence and enter the woods behind with home with a rifle.

State Police, Aroostook County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border protection went on a massive search for Marquis. They described him as armed and dangerous and advised that nobody approach him. Saint Francis Elementary School students were bused to Fort Kent Elementary School because Marquis was the head custodian and bus driver for SAD 27.

The Fort Kent Police department is processing Marquis and will later transport him to the Aroostook County Jail. Police said he will likely to make his first court appearance on Monday.


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