Man wanted for multiple domestic violence crimes and probation violations

UPDATE: Police say Merriam was arrested near the Buckfield-Sumner town line after a search by troopers and deputies.

According to police, a trooper spotted Merriam along a road this morning, but the suspect ran into the woods.

Other troopers and Oxford deputies then searched the surrounding area and were able to arrest Merriam.

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Police say they are searching for 36 year old Jason Merriam in connection with a domestic violence incident in Buckfield.

According to police, Merriam is wanted for multiple domestic violence crimes and probation violations.

Police say Merriam is considered a violent individual and may be armed with dangerous weapons. Police say not to approach or confront him.

If seen, police say to call 911 immediately. Anyone with information can also call the Oxford County Regional Communication Center at 1-800-733-1421.

Police say that this an ongoing investigation and no further information will be released at this time.