May 21, 2018
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Portland-area man with 10 days remaining on sentence escapes from home confinement

Jerome Cole
By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

AUGUSTA, Maine — A man with 10 days remaining on his sentence escaped from his Supervised Community Confinement Program on Wednesday, according to officials.

Jerome Cole, 37, left his residence without permission at some point Wednesday night, according to Scott Fish of the Maine Department of Corrections.

Fish didn’t provide an exact time of Cole’s leaving his Portland-area residence, but said an alert went out to police around 9:40 p.m.

Cole had been serving a two-year sentence for forgery and theft charges, according to Fish. Cole was convicted of the charges in Franklin County Superior Court.

Cole was scheduled to be released on June 15. He stands 5 feet, 7 inches tall, has blue eyes and brown hair and has tattoos on both of his forearms.

Anyone who sees the suspect is advised to call state police, their local police agency or their county sheriff’s office, said Fish.

Watch for updates.

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