A Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy injured his shoulder during a foot pursuit of an assault suspect through the woods off Village Street in Jefferson the night of Thursday, April 21.
The deputy is not able to work, according to LCSO Lt. Rand Maker. Maker was not sure when he would be able to return to duty, although it could be as early as the first week of May.
Deputies caught and arrested the suspect. Jesse James Seward, 32, of Jefferson, faces charges of class B domestic violence aggravated assault, a felony; and class D refusing to submit to arrest or detention, a misdemeanor. He is also accused of a probation violation.
Deputies “were responding to a report of a domestic” around 8:30 p.m., according to Maker. “When the deputies showed up, the gentleman was already outside the residence. Basically, he took off running, there was a foot pursuit, and during the course of that pursuit, one of the deputies fell and hurt his shoulder.”
The pursuit was “relatively short” and “once (Seward) was located in the woods, he offered a moderate amount of resistance,” Maker said. “There was some force used in the woods, but nothing that required him to need any medical attention or anything like that.”
Seward was taken to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset, where he remains in custody on a probation hold as of the afternoon of Monday, April 25. His bail was set at $2,560 for the new charges.
Seward is on probation for prior convictions of burglary and theft.
He was sentenced to five years in prison with all but two years suspended, plus three years of probation, in York County Superior Court in Alfred on May 24, 2012, according to the Maine Department of Corrections.