A North Anson man who took police on a wild chase through Somerset County on Nov. 2 was arrested Thursday at a Bangor hospital.

Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster said Robert “Bobby” Tucker was arrested on a probation hold, but additional charges are pending. “Today we went to Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor. Tucker was released by the hospital,” Lancaster said. “Detectives met with an assistant district attorney this afternoon to begin conversation about possible charges.”

Tucker, 45, who has a long criminal history of police chases and prison time, reached speeds of 100 mph through three towns Nov. 2, ending with him crashing his car in Cornville. He had been listed in critical condition at EMMC.

The chase began after Maine State Police detectives questioned Tucker at a home in Dixmont in Penobscot County in connection with a burglary in Troy in Waldo County. Tucker ran off and ended up in a 2002 Chevy Malibu, which police spotted a couple of hours later in Madison.

Sheriff’s deputies gave chase on U.S. Route 201, where a county patrol truck was damaged in an accident near the Skowhegan town line.

Tucker also was a “person of interest” in burglaries in the Hartland and St. Albans area, according to the sheriff’s office. His criminal history dates back to the 1980s.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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