PORTER – A man serving probation for an arson conviction was arrested Friday after forcibly removing his wife from a neighbor’s home.

Corey Clinton Sanborn, 26, of 16B School St. was charged with kidnapping and assault.

According to a report filed by Trooper Andre Paradis of the Maine State Police, Sanborn’s wife had reported to probation officer David Edwards that Sanborn had been abusing her for the past several days.

Edwards requested assistance from police in arresting Sanborn on a charge of probation violation.

Sanborn was convicted in September 2001 of arson, and served nine months of a seven-year sentence. He was also ordered to serve six years probation.

Prior to Paradis’ and Edwards’ arrival, they received reports that Sanborn had dragged his wife out of the neighbor’s house on School Street and into the woods between School Street and the town cemetery.

Paradis was unable to locate Sanborn and his wife after a brief search of the area. After enough officers had arrived on scene, Trooper Eric Berquist and his tracking dog located the pair on a path between the cemetery and Colcord Pond Road.

Paradis said in his affidavit that both Sanborn and his wife were uncooperative, and that officers had their weapons drawn due to the nature of the incident.

Sanborn was arrested on the scene. His wife said in an interview after the arrest that she had been assaulted, and officers noted several marks and bruises on her body, according to the affidavit.

In a motion for revocation of Sanborn’s probation, Edwards said Sanborn had refused to submit to arrest, tampered with a witness, and tested positive for benzodiazepine, a tranquilizer, and admitted to using Klonopin without a prescription.

Sanborn was booked at the Oxford County Jail on charges of kidnapping and domestic assault. He was also put on a probation hold which precluded his release on bail.

According to conditions of release in South Paris District Court on Tuesday, Sanborn is being held on $30,000 cash or $60,000 surety bail. He had not made bail as of Wednesday evening.

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