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WILTON — A Massachusetts man wanted in connection with a murder and an armed robbery in that state remained at large Monday night, reportedly in the Wilton area, according to the Maine State Police.

Wilton police started the search for Derell D. Guy before 11 a.m., and were soon joined by Franklin County deputies, State Police and game wardens in searching the area of Walker Hill Road and Route 2.

Police asked Wilton residents to lock their doors, bring their dogs inside and take keys out of their vehicles.

At about noon, Wilton Police Chief Heidi Wilcox declared it a manhunt.

Moments later, Jay Town Manager Shiloh LaFreniere issued an alert much like what was posted in Wilton, urging people to stay inside and bring in their dogs. In her email blast, she noted the manhunt was being conducted by Wilton police and Franklin County deputies.

By 12:30 p.m., State Police had joined the search. Warden Service is also assisting. As of 2:45 p.m. Guy had not been found, according to Katharine England, spokeswoman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

he state tactical team searches a Wilton neighborhood Monday afternoon. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Residents were asked to bring in their dogs because a police dog was working the area, according to LaFreniere.

Guy is on the Massachusetts State Police’s Most Wanted List for charges related to a murder and armed robbery in January in Lynn, Massachusetts. He was added to the list July 8.

He is reportedly wearing a blue T-shirt and blue Bud Light shorts.

All leads or possible sightings should be directed to call 207-624-7076, Ext. 9, or 911.

Guy is facing charges of murder and armed robbery in connection with the shooting death of 25-year-old Bryan Omar Mendez of Worcester, Massachusetts.

Mendez was killed around 5 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, outside a house party near Lander and Howard streets in Lynn.

State, county and local police are staging in Wilton to search for a Massachusetts man wanted for murder and armed robbery in the Bay State. The search for Derell Guy began Monday just before 11 a.m. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

According to the Massachusetts Most Wanted posting, Guy is 34 years old, 6 feet 1 inch tall and 175 pounds. His hair is black, eyes are brown and his ethnicity is listed as Black.

Police described him as “actively avoiding law enforcement.”

Guy has an extensive criminal history in Massachusetts, according to the poster, including previous convictions for multiple counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

In addition to the murder warrant, there are two unrelated outstanding warrants for his arrest on charges of assault and battery and malicious destruction of property, and breaking and entering a building at night.

Guy is considered to be armed and dangerous, according to the Massachusetts State Police.

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