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Bethel man considered "armed and dangerous" has turned himself into Rumford police, per press release

Authorities said Jeremiah Adams, 47, of Bethel, turned himself into the Rumford Police Department at approximately 1:45 p.m. Saturday.

BETHEL, Maine — Update: 

According to an email at 2:05 p.m. from the Oxford County Sheriff's Office, Jeremiah Adams, the man considered by police to be "armed and dangerous," turned himself into the Rumford Police Department at approximately 1:45 p.m. Saturday.  Police said he will be taken to the Oxford County Jail in South Paris.

The Jeep Wrangler Adams was last seen driving was found abandoned in Albany, Maine approximately an hour before his arrest. 

The Sheriff's Office is still asking for the public's help finding a man from Bethel who is considered "armed and dangerous".

Authorities said they received a call Friday evening around 7:30 p.m. from a woman staying in New Hampshire with friends. She said she was concerned because the camera system for her home in Bethel had been deactivated. She had previously shared that home with former boyfriend Jeremiah Adams, 47, of Bethel, who she now has a restraining order.

One of the woman's friends was visiting the home on Grover Hill Road to take care of the family dog. Adams met him when he got to the house, armed with a handgun. The friend left the scene and immediately called the police.

A few minutes later, Oxford County sheriff's deputies arrived on the scene, joined by Maine State Police. Authorities surrounded the house and tried to contact Adams for several hours through the night and were unsuccessful. 

When it got light out Saturday morning, authorities entered the house and could not find Adams. Investigators found evidence inside the house that Adams appeared to have left. Authorities said that evidence indicated he is armed with firearms and ammunition.

Adams has multiple warrants out at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact their local law enforcement department or the Oxford County Sheriff's Office.