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Fort Kent man arrested, charged with two felonies, including kidnapping

FORT KENT, Maine — Police arrested and charged a Fort Kent man with two felonies, including a kidnapping charge, after domestic disturbance was reported at a residence in the town.  

Fort Kent Police went to a Highland Avenue home around 8:20 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7, after receiving the domestic disturbance call.

Police reportedly found that William Baker, 40, was allegedly detaining an adult woman in the home against her will, according to Fort Kent Police Chief Tom Pelletier. 

Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office and Maine State Police officers assisted Fort Kent police in negotiating with Baker for about an hour at the scene.

Baker ultimately released the woman, who was unharmed. 

Baker was transported to Northern Maine Medical Center for treatment of a self-inflicted knife wound. 

Police charged Baker with kidnapping and felony violation of conditions of release and transported him to Aroostook County Jail in Houlton. 

When Baker was arrested on Feb. 7, he was bound to conditions of release stemming from an arrest in October in Penobscot County for charges of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, aggravated reckless conduct and assault.

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