SKOWHEGAN — A Skowhegan man was ordered held without bail Tuesday on a fugitive-from-justice warrant from South Daytona Beach, Fla.

Skowhegan Police Chief Michael Emmons said the man, Adam Adams, 43, of Gilblair Street, is charged in Volusia County, Fla., in connection with the theft and sale of power tools.

Emmons said Florida officials will come to Maine to extradite Adams back to face charges.

Adams is wanted in connection with a burglary of a storage unit and the theft of more than $3,000 worth of new merchandise, according to an affidavit provided to the Morning Sentinel by Brandon Haught, public information officer for the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

Adams and a woman identified only as Amy allegedly rented a mobile home that was attached to the storage units. The owner reported the storage unit had been forced open May 23 or 24 and Senco nail guns and other items were stolen.

The next day, Adams and the woman allegedly “had packed everything and left” the mobile home. The woman also is a suspect in another burglary the same day in the same part of town, according to the affidavit.

The investigating officer checked an online data base operated by the sheriff’s office and found the stolen nail guns had been pawned by Adams in Daytona Beach, Fla. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

Emmons said police initially were called to Gilblair Street early Tuesday on a report of a domestic disturbance. Once there, the Skowhegan officer did a background check on Adams and discovered the warrant.

Adams remains at the Somerset County Jail in East Madison pending the arrival of Florida authorities.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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