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Maine police arrest a man in Brewer wanted for murder in New York

A drug investigation in Milford led to police arresting a suspect wanted for murder in New York.

Brooklyn man had an active arrest warrant out of his home state

Devon Joseph Holmes, 35, of Brooklyn, New York, had an active arrest warrant for murder out of New York City when he was taken into custody in Maine.

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A drug investigation in Milford revealed he was in Maine

This incident began when members of the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office were in Milford on Monday, April 29, conducting a drug investigation. As part of this investigation, they identified several people, including a man who had recently arrived from New York. When the male subject was identified as Holmes, officers learned that he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest in New York for murder.

Police surrounded a vehicle in Brewer to take Holmes into custody

Surveillance on Holmes was established by sheriff's deputies in collaboration with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Holden Police Department. When the suspect was observed leaving a Holden residence and driving toward Brewer on Wilson Street, officers and police surrounded the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. Holmes was arrested and taken to the Hancock County Jail where he is awaiting extradition to New York.

Penobscot County residents are encouraged to share tips about ongoing investigations or suspicious activity they see. Tips can be sent anonymously through the Penobscot County Sheriff's Department app, where people can also receive updates and more. If you see something, say something.

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