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Owls Head man is one of two inmates who escaped reentry center

Sep 30, 2020
Photo by: Waldo County Sheriff's Office Cameron Dana

Belfast — An Owls Head man is one of two inmates who walked away Sept. 29 from the Maine Coastal Regional Reentry Center in Belfast.

The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office announced the escape Sept. 30.

The two individuals, Cameron Dana, 24, of Owls Head, and Dakota Raven, 24, of Knox,  were both assigned to facility maintenance duties, which include removal of rubbish from the facility. While performing those duties, both individuals broke custody by walking away from the facility, the Sheriff's Office reported in a news release.

The Sheriff’s Office does not believe that either of these individuals pose a risk to public safety. Both individuals are sentenced and classified as minimum security. Raven was sentenced on traffic offenses including eluding an officer, criminal speed and operating without a license. Dana was sentenced on the charge of escape, which was the result of his violation of a home release program.

Sheriff’s Office personnel have been conducting an investigation into the break of custody throughout the night. The success of the Reentry Center over its 10 years of operation has been the result of support it receives from the community, and it is why the Sheriff's Office asks that anyone with information regarding the location of these two individuals to contact the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office at 338-2040, the news release states.

The Sheriff’s Office will share any additional information as soon as it becomes available.

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