February 22, 2019
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Police searching for two men who walked out of Charleston correctional facility

CHARLESTON, Maine — Police are on the lookout for two men who escaped from the Charleston Correctional Facility on Sunday evening.

Randall Moulton, 20, of Bangor and Phillip Gardiner, 24, broke out and are allegedly on the loose in the Glenburn area, according to Judy Plummer, spokeswoman for the facility.

Moulton is serving a sentence for burglary and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, according to Plummer. He began his sentence on June 7 and was scheduled to be released in September 2013.

Moulton is white, 6 feet tall, weighing 180 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Gardiner had been incarcerated for burglary, robbery and criminal threatening since November 2009, Plummer said. He was scheduled to be released in November 2014.

Gardiner is white, 5 feet 6 inches tall, and has brown hair and blue eyes.

Plummer said the two men “just walked out” of the minimum-security facility, which has no perimeter fence.

A number of state police officers are at Route 221 near the Glenburn School searching for the two men.

“It’s always a big collaboration between corrections and police,” said Plummer. “Major efforts are underway to locate them.”

BDN photographer Gabor Degre contributed to this report.

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