FARMINGTON — A Hermon man faces charges after a Franklin County sheriff’s deputy tried to stop a vehicle he was driving on Sunday for a traffic violation on Farmington Falls Road.
The driver, Kyle Goehringer, 32, of Hermon refused to stop at about 7 p.m. and sped off with Deputy Andrew Morgan in pursuit, according to a statement from Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr.
Sgt. Nathan Bean and Farmington officers Sgt. Edward Hastings IV, Michael Lyman and Jeffrey Brann assisted in an attempt to locate the vehicle as it was last seen heading towards Farmington.
Lyman located the vehicle on High Street in Farmington and attempted to stop it, however, the driver attempted to escape law enforcement once again and sped away, according to  Nichols. 
The driver drove back towards Farmington Falls Road where he crossed a road block set up by Hastings near Hammond Lumber, and ran over a set of spike mats, which started the tires to deflate. 

The vehicle ran off the road near the truck fuel pump next to SignWorks in Farmington. The driver exited it and attempted to flee on foot. Morgan, Bean and Deputy Brad Scovil ran after him and took him into custody. 

 Goehringer was arrested on felony charges of eluding an officer and violating condition of release. He was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs (believed to be psilocybin mushrooms), refusing to submit to arrest or detention, operating with a suspended license and criminal speed, 30-plus miles over posted speed limit.

There was also a Penobscot County warrant for his arrest for a charge of violation of bail, Nichols wrote.

Goehringer was being held without bail Monday at the Franklin County Detention Center until he goes before a judge later in the day.

A conviction on each of the felonies are punishable by a maximum five years in prison. Convictions on the misdemeanors carry up to six months to 364 days in jail.

Kyle Goehringer (Franklin County Detention Center)

Kyle Goehringer (Franklin County Detention Center)

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