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Two escaped Reentry Center inmates arrested, arraigned

Oct 05, 2020
Courtesy of: Waldo County Sheriff's Office From left, Dakota Raven and Cameron Dana.

Belfast — Two Maine Coastal Regional Reentry Center inmates who walked away from their maintenance duties at the facility the evening of Sept. 29 were released on bail following their Oct. 5 arraignment after being arrested Oct. 4 in Ossipee, New Hampshire.

The two were released on condition that they not have contact with each other, or with the owner of the car they stole. Each man paid $1,000 cash bail

According to court documents, their bail will convert to personal recognizance upon extradition to Maine.

The Waldo County Sheriff's Office reported Sept. 30 that Dakota Raven, 24, of Knox and Cameron Dana, 24, of Owls Head were assigned to remove rubbish from the Reentry Center when they were discovered to be missing Tuesday evening.

On Sunday the Ossipee Police Department, following a report of a suspicious vehicle parked at a local campground, located a 2002 Ford Ranger that had been reported stolen from Searsport Oct. 2.

Officers had seen two men walking in the immediate area and when they attempted to locate them, observed they were no longer there.

A K-9 unit was called to assist with the search and after a short track, Raven and Dana were located sitting in a stream. Both were arrested on outstanding escape charges and transported to the Carroll County Correctional Center.

Raven had been sentenced for traffic offenses, including eluding an officer, criminal speed and operating without a license, while Dana was sentenced for an escape charge, which was a result of his violation of a home release program.

Both men were charged with New Hampshire offenses of receiving stolen property, a class A felony, and resisting arrest, a class B misdemeanor.

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