Diego Martinez, 31, of Massachusetts had been sought by law enforcement agencies for a variety of warrants including drug trafficking and kidnapping.
Earlier this week (Dec. 19) investigators from the Maine State Police, with assistance from the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, the Waterville Police Department, the Maine Warden Service, the US Border Patrol Air Unit, and the Kennebec County Jail transport division, executed a search warrant at 224 County Road in Waterville after developing information that Martinez was hiding there.
From the Maine State Police:
Martinez had been sought by multiple Maine law enforcement agencies for a variety of warrants stemming from drug trafficking, kidnapping, and illegally possessing firearms. While executing the search warrant, the State Police Tactical Team and Crisis Negotiation Team attempted to make contact with Martinez for several hours prior to the Tactical Team making entry into the residence. The Tactical Team located Martinez hiding in an attic space created to avoid detection and placed him under arrest. 34-year-old Ryan Loucks of Waterville and 41-year-old Talline Blakeslee of Winslow were found hiding with Martinez and were also taken into custody. A fourth person, 40-year-old Robert Salley of Waterville, who
cooperated and came out of the residence with nine other people was arrested on a Maine warrant and transported to the Kennebec County Jail along with Martinez, Loucks, and Blakeslee.