LISBON — A 33-year-old Minot man, Erik Mayle, was being held at the Androscoggin County Jail on a charge of criminal restraint Friday.
According to Lisbon Police Chief David Brooks, police received a report from the parents of a 16-year-old Lisbon girl that she had run away from her home. Police were informed that the girl might be with Mayle.
Mayle had previously been issued a two-year protection from abuse order ordering him to have no contact with the girl. That order expired in February.
Lisbon and Lewiston police searched the downtown area of Lisbon earlier this week after receiving numerous tips that the 16-year-old was in that area, Brooks said, but officers were unable to locate her.
At 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, a vehicle driven by Mayle passed Androscoggin County Sheriff Sgt. Rielly Bryant in Minot which led to the discovery of the runaway juvenile at Mayle’s home, Brooks said.
According to Brooks, Bryant took the girl to the Sheriff’s Office in Auburn where she was turned over to her parents.
A warrant was obtained by Detective Bernard McAllister of the Lisbon Police Department for the arrest of Mayle on a charge of criminal restraint.
Mayle was arrested at his home at 10 Butler Hill Road in Minot on Thursday night. He is being held at the Androscoggin County Jail on $1,000 bail.
He made his initial appearance in court Friday afternoon.
The case remained under investigation Friday night, Brooks said.
In 2006, Mayle was convicted of assault, fined $300, sentenced to 120 days with all but two days suspended, and served one year probation.