According to Steve McCausland of Maine State Police, Jesse Marquis of St. Francis who is considered “armed and dangerous” is still on the run this morning (as of Sunday, 9 am). There have been no confirmed sightings of him up to this point. State Police have maintained a presence in St. Francis throughout the night. Responders have searched wooded areas, cabins and camps in the area. Route 161 Main Street in St Francis opened up late yesterday afternoon. It was blocked off for much of the day as a safety precaution.
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. The victim is 31-year-old Amy Theriault, longtime girlfriend of Marquis. 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. State Police and 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.
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 on Saturday. 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.