A Lincoln County man who allegedly tried to strangle a person during a domestic violence disturbance last weekend, turned himself into authorities Tuesday after eluding police for three days.

Lt. Michael Murphy of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that the suspect, Wayne Little, 27, of Jefferson, surrendered to police after showing up at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on Route 1 in Wiscasset.

After the incident was reported Saturday, the sheriff’s office, in a message posted on its Facebook page, urged Little to surrender peacefully.

“The Sheriff’s Office has reason to believe Wayne may be armed with a handgun,” the department stated on Facebook.

The disturbance took place on Saturday afternoon at a home in Jefferson, but by the time deputies arrived Little had fled. The department used its police canine, Duke, to conduct “an extensive track” of Little that led them to a road, but the dog lost the track there. Police believe a motorist picked Little up and gave him a ride.

Little was being held Tuesday evening at the Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset, where he has been charged with aggravated assault (strangulation), domestic violence criminal threatening, and obstructing the report of a crime.

He is being held at the jail without bail, pending his court appearance.

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