COLUMBIANA COUNTY DEATH Maine police arrest wanted man
The charge involved the death of a 10-year-old boy.
KITTERY, Maine -- A trucker who was wanted in Columbiana County, Ohio, for more than seven years on a vehicular homicide charge was arrested last week at a rest area off of Interstate 95, police said.
Jason Moore of Auburn, Maine, offered no resistance Thursday when stopped by Officer Jay Durgin, who set out after the 18-wheeler that partially fit the description of a truck linked to the fugitive.
Durgin said his department had received information that Moore's rig had left Springfield, Mass., earlier in the day and might be passing through Kittery.
Moore had been working as an independent trucker and was living in Auburn for some time under the name Larry Reid, Durgin said.
"He had been living under different aliases. He was able to skate under the radar, so to speak," the officer said.
Moore, formerly of Center Township, was wanted in Columbiana County for failure to appear on a charge of vehicular homicide Sept. 27, 1996, Durgin said.
Moore, who was 20 at the time, had been convicted after pleading no contest in the 1994 death of 10-year-old Scott Pastore.
The boy was crossing state Route 164 near Lisbon when he was struck.
The 7th District Court of Appeals overturned the conviction, saying the county court failed to properly advise Moore of his rights when he entered his plea. No additional information was available on his failure to appear on the vehicular homicide charge.
Moore was transferred to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service and was being held in the York County Jail pending a court appearance on a fugitive from justice charge.