June 19, 2018
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3 inmates who escaped from Madison, Charleston facilities remain on the loose

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

MADISON, Maine — A man who escaped from the Somerset County Jail on Monday is still on the loose, as are two inmates who walked out of the Charleston Correctional Facility on Sunday.

Detective Lt. Carl Gottardi of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday morning Dylan Perkins, 20, remains on the lam.

Perkins, who is described as 5 feet 8 inches and weighing 147 pounds, was less than a month away from completing his sentence. He escaped by scaling an unsecured wall and running into the woods, according to Gottardi.

Gottardi is also warning the public not to aid in Perkins’ escape or to confront him if they see him. He faces an additional five years in jail for escaping.

“Call 911 [or] 474-0320 [to leave a tip] and we’ll follow up on any information that anyone has,” Gottardi advised.

Authorities in Penobscot County are also continuing their search for Randall Moulton, 20, of Bangor and Phillip Gardiner, 24, of Belfast, according to Judy Plummer, spokeswoman for the Department of Corrections.

Those two men walked out of the minimum-security Charleston facility on Sunday night, and state police, corrections officials and the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office continue to search for the duo, according to Plummer.

Along with Perkins, Gardiner and Moulton face an additional five years in jail.

Moulton is described as 6 feet tall and 180 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. He was in jail for burglary and theft charges and was due to be released in September 2013.

Gardiner is 5 ½ feet tall and 144 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He was also incarcerated for burglary, along with robbery and criminal threatening. His release date was November 2014.

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