A Biddeford man whom police had been hunting since Sunday night, when they say he struck and killed his mother with his pickup truck, was arrested Friday in Sanford.

Shane Jones, 26, of 6 Brackett St., is accused of driving away after fatally striking Kimberly Jones, 49, about 5:15 p.m. Sunday while leaving his home.

Biddeford police announced his arrest on Facebook around 2:15 p.m. Friday but provided few new details.

The passenger door of the pickup, which was open, hit Kimberly Jones as the truck was backing up, Deputy Police Chief JoAnne Fisk said.

The mother and son had been arguing, but it isn’t known what they argued about, Fisk said.

Police obtained a warrant for Jones’ arrest, charging him with leaving the scene of a fatal crash and reckless conduct with a motor vehicle.


Jones has a lengthy adult criminal record dating to 2006 on charges that include burglary, theft, breaking into cars, receiving stolen property, escape from a correctional facility, eluding police, trafficking contraband into a correctional facility, forgery and domestic violence terrorizing, according to a Maine Department of Public Safety database.

He was involved in two previous car crashes, both of which were blamed on his following too closely, police said.

In 2007, Kimberly Jones was charged as his accomplice in a string of car break-ins in the Biddeford area after she was caught driving a getaway vehicle with several stolen items inside, police said.

In that case, Shane Jones managed to briefly escape from the York County Jail in Alfred by pretending to be a different inmate who was due for release, according to a Portland Press Herald story.

Kimberly Jones had criminal convictions on her record for thefts, according to the state database.

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