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Three in custody after lengthy standoff Featured

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ORRINGTON - A prolonged standoff at a home in Orrington is over, after police were on scene at Johnson Mill Road for much of Saturday.


According to Maine State Police, they got a call early Saturday morning about a woman visitor to the  home reporting she had been robbed.


She left the home and called police. When troopers arrived at the mobile home none of the occupants would leave, and a standoff lasting just under twelve hours occurred.


A tactical team and multiple law enforcement departments responded.


By about 7 p.m., three people were arrested and are now in custody.


Police said it was all resolved peacefully.


"This is probably one of the hottest days of the year in terms of weather. We had troopers in full gear, fifty, sixty pounds of gear in this kind of weather. So under very difficult conditions we were able to resolve it," said Maine State Police Lt. Michael Johnston.


The three people arrested were Stephen Nason and Rochelle Gleason of Orrington and Jason Ashe of Glenburn.


They are all facing charges.


The trailer was owned by Nason's mother, who was not home.

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