The search continues for a man considered armed and dangerous on the run in St. Francis. He’s been on the run all afternoon and a significant State Police presence is still in St. Francis at this hour (8 pm Saturday). Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 5:45 Saturday morning to respond to a domestic violence call at 754 Main St. in St. Francis. A 31-year-old woman had been shot and killed, her name is not being revealed at this time. Witnesses in the home say they saw 38-year-old Jesse Marquis leave the residence and enter the woods behind the house with a rifle. Border Patrol along with the Sheriff’s Department and Warden Service are assisting in the search and Canadian authorities have been notified of the suspect on the run. Steve McClausland of the Maine State Police says it’s the most significant state police presence they’ve had in St. Francis in decades. At this hour there have been no confirmed sightings of Marquis. Search efforts are underway as we speak, and the state police will remain in St. Francis throughout the night, search efforts will continue tomorrow if he is not found before then.
Marquis is described as 5 feet, 7 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds. He has black hair and blue eyes. He was wearing blue jeans, a green hooded sweatshirt and a Cabela’s ball cap. Marquis was last seen entering the woods on the south side of Rt. 161. State Police is asking for the public’s help in locating Marquis.
If you see Marquis or someone matching his description, call the State Police at 207- 532-5400 or Aroostook County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-638-8477. It is strongly recommended that no one approach Marquis because he’s considered armed and dangerous. News Source 8 will stay on top of this story and report the latest details as they become available.