A Presque Isle man who had been on the lam from the law for more than 7 years was brought back to the County Thursday evening.
John Vaillancourt was extradited back to Maine and arrived in the Star City about 7:35 p.m., accompanied by Presque Isle Police Sgt. Eric Erickson and Officer Ryan Eagles who ultimately located Vaillancourt in Key West, Florida and arranged for him to be arrested. In 1999, Vaillancourt was arrested, charged and convicted of robbery, burglary, criminal restraint, assault and theft. He was released on probation and fled the state of Maine in 2006. Thursday evening, he was transported to Caribou and will be taken to the Aroostook County Jail on Friday.