Man who took missing Readfield teenager shot himself when police came, cops say

By | March 13, 2018

A missing Maine teenager was found safe in Georgia on Tuesday after police tracked her to the home of a 35-year-old man who fatally shot himself when officers arrived at his door, authorities said.

Local police in Smyrna, Georgia, found Heavenlee Benjamin, 14, at the home of Robert Gooden, who turned a gun on himself the moment officers entered his house to arrest him on a misdemeanor charge of criminal restraint, according to Maine State Police Sgt. Blaine Bronson. Benjamin was not injured, police said.

Gooden met the teen online in late February, then traveled to Maine and took her back to …read more

Source: Bangor Daily News