Arrest for Assaulting a Woman at Millinocket Motel

The East Millinocket Police Department arrested a wanted 25-year-old man on Thursday morning for assaulting a woman at a motel on Central Street in Millinocket, Maine.

25-Year-Old Man Gave Police False Names

Horatio Venable from Columbus, Georgia was taken into custody October 6 after police received 911 calls of a man physically assaulting a woman in the parking lot of the Pamola Motor Lodge on Central Street. He was arrested for Domestic Violence Assault.

Penobscot County Sheriff's Office
Penobscot County Sheriff's Office

Tattoos Used to Help Identify Suspect

Venable gave officers fake names during their initial investigation. Officer Giberson, Officer Gee and Sargent Kennedy used his tattoos and statements he made to determine his identity.

Warrant from Georgia for his Arrest on Multiple Charges

Police said Venable had a warrant in Georgia from the The Atlanta FBI Office for “charges of Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances, Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person, Possession of a Stolen Firearm and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime.”

Jail and Extradition

He was taken to the Penobscot County Jail and will be extradited to Georgia.

Statement from the East Millinocket Police Department

The East Millinocket Police said in their post to Facebook, “We thank the citizens who called 911 and cooperated with the officers' investigation.  We can’t stress enough the importance of ‘See Something Say Something!’”

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