CARTHAGE — A Vermont man was arrested on a warrant from that state Wednesday night after his family called and asked police to check on him at the family’s seasonal home, Franklin County Sheriff Lt. Niles Yeaton said.

Deputy B. David Rackliffe did a check on Nathan Stratton, 32, of Essex Junction, Vt., and discovered he had a warrant for him from Chittenden County Court in Vermont, Yeaton said. Stratton was arrested on a fugitive-from-justice charge. He was wanted on charges of failure to appear related to driving under the influence, driving with license suspended and violating condition of release, Yeaton said.

Rackliffe, along with members of the Sheriff Department and Maine Warden Service went to the River Road residence where the seasonal home is located and knocked on the door.

No one answered, Yeaton said. Police made their presence known and went in and found Stratton upstairs. He was arrested without incident, Yeaton said.

Stratton was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington for an evaluation before he was taken to the Franklin County jail for processing.

Two handguns and one rifle were seized and secured from the residence, Yeaton said.

Stratton will be arraigned and he decide if he wants to have an extradition hearing.

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