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The convicted killer escaped from Maine, the prison; had 2 previous escapes, officials say

Arnold Nash, 65, was convicted of murder and escaped from a Maine prison, lat Thursday. This is his third escape, authorities said.

(Maine Department of Corrections)

A convicted killer escaped from a Maine jail late Thursday, with the authorities confirm it was the third time that he has fled.

Arnold Nash, 65, escaped from the Mountain View Correctional facility in Charleston, the Bangor Daily News reported. He was last seen in blue jeans and a white T-shirt around 8:20 p.m. local time, according to the report.

“He is dangerous,” Stephen McCausland, Department of Public Safety spokesman told the Portland Press Herald. “He is a criminal career and the residents in the Greater Charleston area need to be aware, be vigilant and take extra precautions.”

“He is dangerous. … He’s a criminal career, and the residents in the Greater Charleston area need to be aware, be vigilant and take extra precautions.”

– Stephen McCausland, Department of Public Safety spokesman

Nash was a 45-year sentence for the 1991 murder and robbery of his neighbor, Wilfred Gibeault, 58, a disabled Korean War veteran, in the North of Sullivan, the report said.

Nash had intended to rob Gibeault, who lived next to him at the time of his $1,400 a veteran of the benefits that he received monthly, according to the Daily News. He was convicted in 1992.

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In 1981, Nash escaped from the Maine State Prison, where he was serving time for a burglary, the Daily News reported.

The convicted killer escaped from prison in rural Penobscot County:https://t.co/hnmdmr7LH3 pic.twitter.com/l4KeSYNsnT

— Portland Press Herald (@PressHerald) On September 14, 2018

In 1973, when Nash was 19, he escaped from the Maine Correctional Center in Windham, while serving time for larceny, the Herald reported.

Nash was scheduled to be released Dec. 14 this year, some 18 years before the end of his original sentence, the paper reported, quoting a Maine Department of Corrections new release.

Charleston is about a two hour drive north of Portland, while North Sullivan is about a three hour drive northeast of the city.

Amy’s Place is a news editor and reporter for Fox News.

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