PARIS – A Greenwood man charged with kidnapping his estranged wife at gunpoint in February in Rumford then leading police on a chase was indicted by an Oxford County grand jury Thursday.
Everett E. Chase, 45, faces one felony count each of kidnapping, burglary, terrorizing, criminal threatening, eluding an officer, passing a roadblock, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, and assault.
On Feb. 23, Chase allegedly broke into his wife Lisa’s home with a handgun and forced her into his Ford Ranger. Their children were home at the time, according to Rumford police.
A case worker on the phone with Lisa when Chase entered her home alerted police to the situation. Chase led police on a pursuit at speeds up to 55 miles per hour for nearly an hour.
The chase ended near his home on Alcohol Mary Road after Maine State Police troopers stopped his vehicle by placing spike mats on the road, causing Chase to lose control of the vehicle and crash into a ditch.
Chase and his wife were not injured.
Chase is listed on the Maine Sex Offender Registry for a conviction in 1999 of unlawful sexual contact with someone under 14 years old.
He’s being held at Oxford County Jail.