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Update: Wanted man last seen in York County arrested, sheriff says

Brandon Mahoney was arrested at his mother's house at 476 Shapleigh Corner Road, according to York County Sheriff William King.

SHAPLEIGH, Maine — Update 01/04/22:

A wanted man was arrested Tuesday night in York County after the search for him caused a nearby school to close, authorities say. 

Brandon Mahoney was arrested at his mother's house at 476 Shapleigh Corner Road, according to a release from York County Sheriff William King.

King said Mahoney fled the house while armed with a firearm around 4:30 p.m. Monday following a domestic violence incident at the home.

Officials said warrants were secured for Mahoney charging:

  • domestic violence assault
  • domestic violence terrorizing
  • criminal restraint
  • violating conditions of release (from a prior domestic violence incident in May 2021)

King said that after all logical leads were exhausted, York County Sgt. Matt Nadeau secured a search warrant for Mahoney’s mother’s home and the Southern Maine Special Response Team conducted a tactical approach and entry to the home after repeated attempts to initiate contact with Mahoney and urge him to surrender.  

Numerous guns, ammunition, tactical gear, and other simulation guns were seized from the property, according to King.

Mahoney was hiding in a shower and surrendered only after the SRT team located him, King said.

Mahoney was taken to the York County Jail and was scheduled to appear  Wednesday via video arraignment. According to King, Mahoney's charges make him ineligible for bail.

Original story 01/03/22: 

Shapleigh Memorial School is closed Tuesday as York County officials search for a wanted man they say may be armed and is considered dangerous.

Brandon Mahoney, 25, has several outstanding warrants, according to a release from the York County Sheriff's Office. NEWS CENTER Maine inquired about the exact charges Mahoney faces but did not immediately receive a response from York County officials.

York County Deputy Shawn Sanborn told NEWS CENTER Maine that Mahoney lives across the street from the school.

Mahoney was last seen Monday evening in the 400 block of Shapleigh Corner Road, which is where the school is located. He was wearing a camouflage shirt and shorts, according to the sheriff's office.

The sheriff's office said he may be looking for shelter or transportation.

Officials describe Mahoney as a white man who is five feet 11 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. He has hazel eyes and black hair.

Sanborn asked people not to engage with Mahoney if they encounter him but to call the York County Sheriff's Office immediately by calling 911.

The Shapleigh Community Library also closed Tuesday due to the search.

NEWS CENTER Maine has a crew at the search scene, and they are working to gather more information.

This story will be updated.

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