A Hollis man described by police as a violent felon was arrested Wednesday morning in Buxton.

Vincent M. Cole, 27, turned himself in to police at a home on No Such Road around 8:25 a.m., Buxton police said. Maine State Police were looking for Cole after troopers were not able to locate him, his companion Natasha West and their 2-year-old child for a family safety assessment by the Maine Department of Human Services’ Office of Child and Family Services.

Vincent Cole Photo courtesy of Maine State Police

Police had warned that Cole is a felon with a violent history and was possibly armed with a gun. Buxton police did not say if West or the child were with Cole when he was arrested.

Buxton police are investigating an incident at Plummer’s Citgo on May 2 where Cole allegedly assaulted another man.

In August 2017, Cole was arrested after he allegedly used his child as a human shield during a confrontation with police following a domestic dispute with his girlfriend. At the time he was on bail for allegedly stabbing a bystander at a party.

Cole was arrested without incident on a state police warrant for two counts of violating conditions of release and warrants from the York County Sheriff’s Office for elevated aggravated assault, aggravated assault, two counts of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, three counts of assault, criminal mischief, driving to endanger, violating conditions of release and failure to stop for a police officer.

Cole’s bail was set at $150 for the state police warrant and a total of $50,500 for the charges from the sheriff’s office. He was taken to York County Jail.

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