LEEDS — Police captured a Farmington-area man Thursday, three days after he allegedly walked away from a prison work detail in Leeds.
The state prisons department said Justin Ross, 35, was captured at about 3:30 p.m. in Franklin County. Local and Maine State Police were working with Department of Corrections officials when Ross was caught.
Ross, who had been serving time for a domestic violence assault conviction, could face a new charge of escape. Prison officials did not say where he was taken after his capture.
Ross was reported missing at about 6 p.m. Monday. He had been living at the Central Maine Pre-Release Center in Hallowell, prison officials said.
The Central Maine Pre-Release Center houses prisoners with 15 months or less on their sentences and focuses on reintegrating prisoners into the community through work-release opportunities.
Ross was originally jailed in the summer of 2011. He had been scheduled for release next month.