Pings From Cellphone Help Maine Police Make Arrest in Kidnapping Case

Police say 36-year-old Joshua Tilley was arrested after being tracked to a home in Litchfield

Police in Maine say they followed pings from a cellphone in a kidnapping case to find a woman who texted 911, and they later arrested a suspect.

Officers tracked the pings to a Litchfield home on Tuesday afternoon. The woman who texted the plea for help was located, and police began searching for a man.

Police say 36-year-old Joshua Tilley was arrested Wednesday morning after being spotted along a road.

A state police spokesman says Tilley has been charged with kidnapping and domestic violence assault. He is being held at the Kennebec County Jail; it wasn't immediately known if had a lawyer.

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