Update: Prison Escapee Located
Update: 12:15pm Corrections officials report Michaud’s been taken into custody by Probation Officers in Lewiston and will be transported to Androscoggin County Jail.
Corrections officials have issued information to the media regarding this man who apparently walked away from the Downeast Correctional Center in Machiasport.
46 year old John Phillip Michaud was serving a two-year sentence on burglary and theft charges and was due to be released in May of next year.
According to Scott Fish with the Maine Department of Corrections, Michaud walked away from the minimum security facility yesterday afternoon.
Police do not consider Michaud dangerous and are releasing little other detail at this time.
Michaud’s court cases originated out of Androscoggin County and he’s believed to be from the Auburn area.
If you have any information on Michaud’s location you’re urged to contact your local law enforcement agency.