Farmington man who escaped from work-release program captured

Posted Sept. 06, 2012, at 4:38 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 06, 2012, at 4:57 p.m.

FARMINGTON, Maine — Justin Ross, who escaped from a work-release program earlier this week, was captured Thursday afternoon.

Department of Corrections spokeswoman Judy Plummer said in a news release that the suspect was apprehended at 3:30 p.m. thanks to an effort from state police, the Department of Corrections and local law enforcement.

Ross, 35, of Farmington had been serving a sentence for domestic violence assault at the Central Maine Pre-Release Center in Hallowell.

That facility houses prisoners with 15 months or less on their sentences. Ross was due to be released on Oct. 29.

Ross had escaped from a work-release site in Leeds on Tuesday.