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Massachusetts man sought by police arrested

Derell Guy (Photo provided by the Maine State Police)

[Update 3 p.m.] CARTHAGE - More details about the arrest of Derell Guy have been released by the Maine State Police.

According to Maine State Police spokesperson Katharine England, Wilton police stopped a vehicle on Route 2 at approximately 10:30 a.m. Monday morning. Guy, reportedly a passenger in that vehicle, fled on foot into the woods. He remained at large overnight.

At 11:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, MSP received information regarding a sighting of Guy behind a residence on Earth Way in Carthage. A number of law enforcement agencies arrived in that area and a K-9 track led the MSP Tactical Team to Guy, where he was arrested without further incident. He was located on the Winter Hill Road in Carthage, roughly 6 miles from where the initial traffic stop took place.

Guy has been transported to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. It is expected that the U.S. Marshals Service will charge him with being a fugitive from justice in advance of eventual extradition back to Massachusetts.

"We would like to thank the members within the surrounding communities for their continued support and the ongoing information that was provided," England said as part of the statement.

Participating agencies in the search for Guy included Maine State Police, Maine Warden Service, Maine Forest Service, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Wilton Police Department, Department of Corrections, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Marshals Service, as well as the Maine State Police Tactical Team and Maine State Police Crisis Negotiation Team.


A man on the Massachusetts State Police Most Wanted List sought in connection to the shooting death of a Mass. resident earlier this year was arrested without incident today, according to a Maine State Police spokesperson.

A warrant was issued for Derell Guy, 34 of Lynn, Mass. in relation to an incident that occurred on Jan. 4 in Lynn. Local police responded to a call of shots fired and discovered a 25-year-old man with a gunshot wound. That man, Bryan Omar Mendez of Worcester, Mass., was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Following an investigation by Lynn and the Massachusetts State Police, a warrant was issued out of Lynn District Court for Derell on the charges of murder and armed robbery.

Local police began searching for Guy Monday morning in the vicinity of Route 2 and the Walker Hill Road, with Wilton police asking residents to lock their doors and remove keys from their vehicles.

Maine State Police spokesperson Katharine England reported Tuesday afternoon that Guy had been arrested without incident. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office indicated on its Facebook page that Guy was arrested in Carthage.

More information will be posted when it becomes available.

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  1. I like that they said "he was arrested without incident." You mean arrested after a 24 hour manhunt which involved dozens of officers, canine units, helicopters, planes etc. No incidents here. Just another boring day in Wilton, incident free.

  2. THANK YOU to all who were involved in the capture of this man. I am so very glad that he didn't have a chance to hurt anyone else!

    We have amazing law enforcement agencies in this State and they are very much appreciated by a whole lot of people.....

  3. Thank you for all the hard work by everyone involved. Support the BLUE!! Good job Ladies and Gents

  4. Back the Blue!! No matter what color the uniform might be.

  5. Wonder whose garage he slept in last night.

  6. I agree with thankful, proud of law enforcement

  7. Be interested to know who was driving the vehicle he was in yesterday. Hope my spelling is correct..and buck is buck as in deer hunters language..

  8. Eric Mc, he’s a good man, a very good man. It’s very possible that he murders occasionally, nonetheless a very good man. Is that more PC for you big guy?

  9. Support the BLUE! A big shout out to all law enforcement! THANK YOU!

  10. Thank you to all law enforcement personnel for capturing this man. I will sleep much better tonight knowing he's locked away and heading back to Massachusetts soon!

  11. In the 3 p,m., "was arrested without FURTHER incident".

  12. Great policing by all cooperating law enforcement agencies as well as the local community. So let it be known throughout the lower 48 that it is a bad idea to think you can come to Maine to hide out if you are a bad guy.

  13. So ,, the million dollar question, who was aiding and abetting him for his Maine vacation? He had a driver and seemed to enjoy partying at Rocky Mountain Terrain Park ,???? For weeks ,,,,,,,,,

  14. BACK THE BLUE. Thank you for keeping us safe. I was taught to respect police, firemen, rescue workers, and the rest of the people that keep us safe and come to our rescue. I was taught to do what they asked of us ~~pull over when the lights are flashing, present license when asked, and respect their requests. I will always respect and take pride in the people that keep us safe. Thank You

  15. Interesting that everyone assumes he's guilty. Good thing the police didn't shoot him dead so he can stand trail. Hope, as a black man, he gets a fair trial.

  16. Guilty or innocent (My bets are on, he is guilty- read the MA report on the incident), while not very smart running on foot into the woods, he was smart enough to submit without fighting back and assaulting the police or yes the results would’ve possibly ended differently. Now he can get his fair trial in lieu of the alternative.

    Nuff Said...