Police searching for prisoner from Alfred who escaped from NH jail

Posted Dec. 01, 2011, at 11:44 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 02, 2011, at 4:57 p.m.
David Hobson
David Hobson

OSSIPEE, N.H. — Police were continuing to search Friday for a prisoner from Alfred, Maine, who escaped from a New Hampshire jail Thursday.

David Hobson, 33, crawled over the razor wire fence at the Carroll County House of Corrections, according to a release from the Maine Department of Public Safety. He is considered dangerous, according to the release.

Police believe Hobson may have stolen a black Toyota Highlander SUV in Wakefield, N.H., overnight. A second car, a blue 2004 Honda Accord, was reported stolen overnight, according to an additional release issued Friday afternoon. It was reportedly taken from Brook Street in Sanford and bears Maine license plates marked 1355MV. It was unclear whether the theft was related to Hobson’s escape.

Hobson was being held on a burglary charge, and police say his criminal past also includes drugs. He is described as 5½ feet tall and 135 pounds and has a shaved head with a goatee. Police believe he cut himself on the wire during his escape.

Those with information can call the Maine State Police at 657-3030.

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