A man accused of leaving the scene of an accident in March and indicted this month on several charges related to a domestic assault in July turned himself in to authorities on Friday, according to police.

Deputies from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office had been searching for Sean Haley, 32, of Madrid, since December when a warrant for his arrest was issued on charges of violating conditions of release, operating after suspension and leaving the scene of a property damage crash, Sheriff Scott Nichols said Monday.

Haley contacted the sheriff’s office on Friday to turn himself in after the department posted his photo on its Facebook page and it appeared in the media. He was later picked up by Cpl. Matthew Brawn at his residence in Madrid.

The charges against Haley stem from a single vehicle accident that occurred in Phillips in March. When officers arrived at the scene, they found the vehicle but no driver.

After the accident occurred, Nichols said the car was called in as stolen by a woman who knew Haley. The investigation into the accident is still ongoing, and Nichols could not comment on the relation between Haley and the woman or if Haley would face additional charges stemming from the accident.

The warrant for Haley’s arrest was approved by the Franklin County District Attorney’s Office on Dec. 22. Following the approval of the warrant, Franklin County deputies were searching for Haley in Rangeley, Anson, Madrid, Avon and Phillips.

Nichols said that the nine months between the accident and the warrant being issued were needed in order to conduct interviews and collect enough evidence to peg Haley with the charges.

Last month, Haley was indicted by a Franklin County jury for separate charges he faces following a domestic incident in July.

On July 31, Franklin County deputies responded to a domestic violence call from Haley’s girlfriend, whom he lived with at 231 Fish Hatchery Road in Madrid, Nichols said.

When the deputies arrived, they interviewed the woman along with others who had been there and arrested Haley on charges of aggravated assault, domestic violence terrorizing with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, domestic violence assault, obstructing report of a crime of injury, unlawful possession of a scheduled drug and refusing to submit to arrest.

Following his arrest on Friday, Haley was bailed out of the Franklin County Jail in Farmington on $500 cash bail.

Lauren Abbate — 861-9252

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Twitter: @Lauren_M_Abbate


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