Police searching for man who left minimum security re-entry center in Belfast

Posted July 11, 2014, at 12:52 p.m.
Tyler Malmstrom
Waldo County Sheriff's Office
Tyler Malmstrom

BELFAST, Maine — Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 23-year-old man who walked away from a minimum security re-entry corrections center.

Tyler Malmstrom from Lincolnville Center left the center’s recreation yard shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday, Waldo County Sheriff Scott Story said.

Malmstrom recently arrived at the center to complete the final five months of a sentence he received in Knox County Superior Court for an aggravated assault conviction. Malmstrom was arrested in October 2012 for the offense as the result of a fight outside a Vinalhaven bar. The victim suffered a broken leg.

The sheriff said Malmstrom left a note at the re-entry center, apologizing to the staff of Waldo and Knox counties as well as the courts and his family for his actions.

Malmstrom is not believed to be armed and dangerous, the sheriff said. Story does not believe the escapee to be a threat to the community.

A team of investigators from the Waldo and Knox counties sheriff’s offices is working on the case.

Malmstrom is approximately 5-feet-8-inches tall, weighing 170 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

At his court hearing following his arrest, Malmstrom told the court that he worked at a fish cooperative but believed he would not be welcomed back there because of the incident. At the time, Malmstrom said he had a girlfriend and a 3-week-old child on Vinalhaven.

Anyone with information about Malmstrom’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office at 338-6786 or the Knox County Sheriff’s Office at 594-0429

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