A Rangeley man arrested in Eustis on Sunday is accused of being a fugitive from justice on a warrant out of Colorado.

Ross Thompson, 30, was taken into custody by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department as a fugitive from justice on a warrant from Eagle County, Colorado, Chief Deputy Steven Lowell said Tuesday.

Franklin County sheriff’s Deputy Brad Scovil was driving behind Thompson’s car on Route 16 Sunday when he noticed Thompson pull over to the side of the road. Scovil pulled over to check and see if everything was OK with the vehicle and its inhabitants, Lowell said.

When asked his name and date of birth, Thompson initially gave Scovil false information, police said. When Thompson handed Scovil his driver’s license his real identity was discovered and police learned of the Colorado warrant, which included full extradition.

Lowell did not know what crime Thompson had been accused of committing in Colorado for the warrant to be issued, only that according to the warrant he was a fugitive from justice.

Thompson is being held without bail at the Franklin County jail in Farmington.

Lauren Abbate — 861-9252

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