June 23, 2018
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Portland-area man who escaped from supervised confinement turns himself in

Jerome Cole
By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

AUGUSTA, Maine — A man who had escaped from the Supervised Community Confinement Program turned himself in on Thursday afternoon, according to officials.

Jerome Cole, 37, who had escaped at some point Wednesday night, turned himself in to police at approximately 6:45 p.m., according to Scott Fish of the Maine Department of Corrections.

Cole was taken into custody at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office without incident after making arrangements with his probation officer to turn himself in, according to Fish. He is being held at the Franklin County Jail in Farmington while awaiting transfer to the Maine State Prison.

Department of Corrections officials and the Franklin County District Attorney’s Office are reviewing the case to determine if Cole will be charged with escape, a Class C felony, Fish said.

Cole had been serving a two-year sentence for theft and forgery, which was due to end on June 15. He had left his residence in the Portland area without permission from his probation officer on Wednesday evening.

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