Trenton Murder Suspect Expected in Court on Friday

320x320_image-1A Trenton man has been charged with murdering another man from Trenton.

The arrest is the result of a series of events spanning from Trenton to Ellsworth over the past few weeks.

It all started around 7am on Thursday, when State Police Detectives were on Peakes Hill Road in Dedham to interview residents about William Morse, 43.

Police then recognized Morse driving a motorcycle up to a home on the road.

Detectives gained a search and arrest warrant, saying Morse was violating his conditions of bail from a recent OUI charge.

Multiple Agencies, including the State Police Major Crimes Unit arrived on the scene and attempted to get Morse out of a home on Peakes Hill Road.

At some point, the suspect escaped the home and fled to G&M Family Market in Holden.

Lt. Chris Coleman from the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit told TV5 a Maine Drug Enforcement Agent recognized Morse and followed him. “Obviously at some point in the initial stages of us trying to secure the residence he scooted out the back the gent from MDEA followed him and he was arrested somewhere in Ellsworth by Ellsworth Police, Maine State police and Maine Drug Enforcement Agents.”

Morse’s arrest is in connection with investigation by bar harbor and maine state police.

Three weeks ago, Bar Harbor police asked detectives to help search for Richard Bellitieri, 60, who was last seen alive in June of 2012.

Then last week, agents discovered Bellitieri’s remains at his residence on Goose Cove Road in Trenton.

The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide.

Morse has been charged with the murder of Belliteri.

State police say the two men knew each other.

Detectives also want to talk to anyone who has had contact with Morse or Bellitieri in the past year. If you have information, call State Police at 866-2122.

Morse is expected to be in a Hancock County County room on Friday morning.

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