A 28-year-old man was arrested this week on 17 outstanding warrants after Maine State Police, which had been searching for him since October, found him in Mercer, authorities said.

In addition to the prior offenses Michael Allan McGregor is facing, he was charged with failure to submit to arrest or detention after he attempted to evade capture by a state trooper Thursday, according to state police spokeswoman Shannon Moss.

McGregor was driving on Route 2 in Mercer when he was spotted and he was eventually taken into custody. He was taken to the Somerset County Jail.

Somerset County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Michael Mitchell said McGregor’s warrants are from multiple counties in the state, including Franklin, Kennebec, Somerset and Penobscot.

Mitchell described McGregor as a transient but state police said he was a Skowhegan resident.

McGregor’s warrants include charges of aggravated trafficking of scheduled drugs, unlawful furnishing of scheduled drugs, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, several counts of violating conditions of release, several other counts of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, and refusal to submit to arrest or detention, physical force.

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