November 22, 2017
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FRIENDSHIP, Maine — Police are investigating whether a body found at a residence in Friendship early Sunday was that of Brian Floyd, who escaped from Bolduc Correctional Facility in Warren on Friday night. According to a press release from the Department of Corrections, authorities received information… Read More
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  • Anonymous

    Quite a long sentance for what he did… No parole??? What did he steal?????

    • County Escapee

      Many times they don’t want the restrictions of parole afterwards, so they elect to serve more time so they’re free when they get out. I have no idea how this is done, but I know it can be available.

    • Anonymous

      Maine doesn’t have parole. You might be on probation in light of serving a full sentence, with the rest of your sentences hanging over your head if you mess up.

    • Anonymous

       The article didn’t say “no PAROLE”, it said “no probation”.  It simply means when he would have gotten out he wouldn’t have to serve probation. 

      • Anonymous

        It said parole earlier, they changed it….

        • Anonymous

           Thanks for the update, Stevey

      • Anonymous

        Good point.  Thank you.  A p;ositive instead of a negative, which is always assumed. 

    • Really? He was convicted of 6 counts of theft, 2 counts of burglary, and assault how long should he have been sentenced to?

    • Anonymous

      Maine doesn’t have a parole system. Prisoners earn time off their sentence for good behavior.

    • De’Borah Pooley

      I was thinking the same thing ….. poor kid … people do a lot worse and serve no time …… where is the balance ?

  • Oh wow, I hope that the body that was found wasn’t him. Such a young life, he should of just stayed in prison, he only had a few years and his whole life ahead of him.

  • Tom Jones

    If it is this poor guy. It would be very interesting to know what scared him enough to escape from prison and then my guess is kill himself??

    • jerrymyx

       agreed!!!  did he escape alone?  highly suspicious story….

    • Davida Willette

      0r maybe someone murdered him

    • Anonymous

      Poor guy?  Do you live in a cave?  I don’t think he was quite so innocent

  • So where does Commissioner Joseph Ponte stand on all these escapes?  Time for Governor LePage to rethink this appointment and put a Maine career corrections professional at the helm.

    • Anonymous

      You alaways have some escapes from low security prisons, no matter the Governor, or Commissioner.

    • Anonymous

      The Gov would of given the guy a wooded shampoo, he does take any crap.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. The Gov has sure put the wood to Maine.

  • Davida Willette

    sad. it was good the family was notified. that will give hopefully a id but it is sad.

  • Anonymous

    This is all I have to say…sad, very sad. I don’t care about all the other stuff. Such a young man, and yes, at a young age most of us made dumb mistakes. My condolences to the family.

  • Anonymous

    ” theft by unauthorized taking” is the same as ‘Wet by liquid.” What a bunch of Einsteins.

    • PaulNotBunyan

       Just like the satire movie “Murder By Death”

  • Anonymous

    your pretty ignorant you ought to think of the family and how they feel.. What if its was your loved one and someone said that???

    • i think of crime victims first,second,and last

      • Anonymous

        Really BDN?  What he said was true

    • Anonymous

      thats my sisters badydaddy

    • Anonymous

      Deepest sympathy to his family – but – this is not the forum to be looking for sympathy.  If his loved ones are looking for solace from a newspaper, I recommend going to the guest book on the obituary page.

  • CS

    We’re all young and make stupid decisions at times. Some of us get caught some don’t. Some are really bad and some aren’t. Let’s not forget Brian was still young and had potential. I’ve known him for quite a long time. While he wasn’t a perfect angel he still was someone’s angel. He is well loved by family and friends no matter if he made the right decision or not. He was still a new father and leaves behind many that love him and will miss him dearly. I thank everyone for their polite comments. I leave behind my thoughts and prayers for both him and his family and also the ones he’s touched in life. It’s another soul stolen from us too young.

    • Anonymous

      thats my sisters father of her child

    • My condolences to his family and friends in their time of grief. So sad to loose such a young soul…

  • Anonymous

    Best comment I have seen so far

    • alot of people in the next couple of decades WONT be
      a victim of crime

  • “The owner of property on Barrows Point Road discovered his garage had been broken into on Sunday after he went to mow the lawn”
    http://bangordailynews.com/2011/09/12/news/mid-maine/two-charged-with-stealing-four-atvs-and-a-dirt-bike/

  • Dollarbills

    Escaped, scored a bunch of heroin and accidentally od’d. All the theft may have been to fuel a drug addiction. All speculation of course. The real question is why was he stealing? I’m surprised everyone is shocked at the sentence, let’s prevent this in the first place! if you pay taxes you’re paying for 3 squares a day and more!

  • Anonymous

    First rule of committing a crime: ‘Don’t do the crime, if you can’t do the time’

    Seventy TV shows were so education.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HNWhVXcjV8

  • Is it just me or does this sound a little strange? The article says that the police ”
     received information”  on the possible whereabouts of this kid and then they find him dead? Do they suspect any foul play? I dont know it just seemed a little fishy but we dont have all the info yet either so??

  • Anonymous

    young, very nice looking, do you suppose it was the treatment by the other prisoners, very sad, had time enough to turn his life around. 

    • wonder how nice if he would have looked if you opened
      your garage door and found him in there stealing and he
      has a hammer in his hand

      • Anonymous

         you are right, it would not have been good.  can not look at people and judge them.

  • Anonymous

    THATS THE FATHER OF MY SISTERS BABY…. 

    • Anonymous

      So sorry for your sister, and your families loss.  It’s a heart breaker. 

    • Anonymous

      SO WHAT DOES THAT MEAN ?

  • i think of crime victims first,second,and last
    i refuse to think of people who steal what others went to work for

    • Anonymous

      It’s all money for you.  No heart there.  He’s 21…what were you doing at 21?  Oh, I know.  You were an angel.  

      • at 21yo , i was a paid, 24 hour volunteer at $75 at a Catholic summer camp for disadvantaged kids.   there are plenty of adults in this state that stayed out of trouble when they were young.

        • Anonymous

          I am glad you were so mature at 21. Not everyone is. I was not, although I did not get into any legal trouble either. It is a fact that the male brain takes more time to mature than the average female. So most women by that age have reached a suitable level of maturity but not all of the males at that age have reached that same level. Biology? Environment? Probably some of both. This young man surely made some  very bad decisions, but none us of knows why he did what he did. He was young and he did have a chance to change. He doesn’t have that now. 

          My condolences to his family and his friends. I hope you get the answers you need and find some level of closure.  RIP Brian.

  • Anonymous

    My heart goes out to his parents. What an awful thing to have to face. 

  • Anonymous

    It is so sad. Body count for the War on Drugs.

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