A task force involving State Police, US Marshal’s Service and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested 35-year old Gene Dares, Thursday morning, on a warrant charging him with class A Robbery. DARES was the getaway driver in an armed robbery that took place in Lebanon on March 20, in which HEATHER LEWIS, 26, produced a gun and robbed the victim of $130. Both Lewis and another woman, 23-year old BOBBI JEANNE BOUTHOT had previously been arrested on warrants resulting from the incident. Dares has an extensive criminal history, was known to possess guns, and the task force had been looking for him as he was believed staying in the Biddeford area.
Acting on a tip that Dares was likely a passenger in a red Chevrolet Blazer that was traveling north of the Maine Turnpike , troopers, drug agents and marshals using marked and unmarked cruisers stopped the SUV in Saco. Dares was quickly taken into custody at gunpoint. Two others in the vehicle were not charged. Dares was transported to the York County Jail where he is being held on $50,000 bail. He was unarmed.