Waterville Murder Suspect Injured in Custody Shoot-out in Arkansas


On Sunday, December 31, 2023, at 12:58 pm., Maine State Police Major Crime Unit Detectives were notified that the Filippin Police Department in Flippin, Arkansas made contact with 20 year old Spridal Hubiak, of Waterville as he was sleeping in a parking lot in the town of Flippin.

During the encounter with police, Hubiak fled in the black 2010 Ford Taurus he was driving and a chase ensued.  Area agencies assisted with the chase that ended on Highway 65 in Boone County after Troopers with the Arkansas State Police were able to deploy spike mats.  When the vehicle Hubiak was driving became disabled, Hubiak exied the vehicle with a rifle and shots were fired.  Hubiak was injured.

Detailed inforamtion about the shooting is not being released at this time and is being investigated by the Arkansas State Police.  Hubiak was transported by life flight to a medical facility in Green County, Missouri wher he is receiving medical treatment.  The condition of Hubiak is currently unknown, but he is expected to live.

Hubian was wanted as a suspect in the death of 52 year old Angela Bragg, of Waterville.

Maine State Police Detectives continue to be in contact with Boone County Sheriff’s Department and the Arkansas State Police are coordinatig investigative efforts.

For more background information on the subject, please visit post herein dated December 29, 2023.