SKOWHEGAN — A North Anson man with a long history of arrests and police chases dating back to the 1980s was indicted this week by a Somerset County grand jury in connection with a chase through three towns in November.

Robert Tucker, 46, of Embden Pond Road, is charged with passing a roadblock, eluding an officer and criminal speed in the chase Nov. 2 with police that reached speeds of 100 mph down U.S. Route 201 from Madison to Skowhegan and finally to Cornville, where Tucker crashed his car into a tree on Huff Road.

Tucker was injured in the crash and taken from the scene by helicopter. He was arrested by Somerset County sheriff’s detectives 10 days later at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where he had been listed in critical condition just days before.

The chase and crash were the climax to a day-long saga that involved three counties, a car chase through three towns, two car accidents and multiple police and fire departments and that began with a burglary probe in Troy in which Tucker was a possible suspect, Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster said at the time.

There were several warrants out for Tucker’s arrest at the time of the chase and crash in November, police said.

Tucker has a long history of convictions and also of fleeing from police, including a 1988 foot chase that ended when he was taken into custody at gunpoint in Skowhegan and another in the early 1990s that began in Caratunk and ended in New Hampshire with his arrest

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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