Yarmouth Police say they have captured a “dangerous” level-three sex offender who was wanted in connection with a slew of crimes.
Kevin F. Cahoon, 53, was taken into custody Thursday after officers spotted him riding a bicycle behind a building on Long Pond Drive.
Police say Cahoon “violently resisted arrested,” shooting a flare gun at officers. They say he also reached for a knife. One officer suffered minor injuries.
Cahoon is accused in several recent break-ins in the area. Authorities say he also failed to appear in court following a recent arrest for the rape of a special needs adult.
Cahoon, who has a long record of violent criminal charges, is currently under heavy guard and is being treated for non-life threatening injuries at Cape Cod Hospital.
He had been incarcerated for over 20 years. He is slated to be arraigned Friday in Barnstable District Court.
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