TAUNTON — A Middleboro man is being held without bail as a fugitive from justice after being stopped by a Taunton cop for a minor traffic infraction.
Police say 40-year-old Arthur Knight, 18 Rocky Gutter St., was arrested on a warrant out of Franklin County, Maine, on a charge of forced-entry burglary of a residence.
He also was cited for driving on a suspended license, marked lanes violation and failure to signal when turning.
Patrolman Mathieu Clifford, in his report, said he was on routine patrol at 7:45 p.m. Thursday when he noticed a car at the corner of Bay and Monroe streets.
The driver, he said, drove to Broadway, made a right turn without using directional signals and drove so that his side tires travelled onto the double yellow line.
After activating his cruiser’s emergency light, Clifford said Knight crossed over and parked at the Cumberland Farms store.
Knight acknowledged that his license had been suspended, police said.
A computer check revealed he also had an extraditable warrant out of Maine.
Knight was arraigned Friday in Taunton District Court and ordered held without bail pending his release to a police officer from Franklin County.
A status review hearing, in the meantime, has been scheduled for May 16.
Knight’s passenger, police said, had a valid driver’s license and was permitted to drive the car away from the scene.