February 12, 2013

2 Maine inmates get 2 years each for escape

The Associated Prison

BANGOR — Two inmates who escaped from a minimum security Maine prison last summer have had an additional two years tacked on to their sentences.

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Randall Moulton, left, and Phillip Gardiner

Phillip Gardiner of Bangor and Randall Moulton of Belfast each pleaded guilty Monday to escape charges and received two-year sentences.

The 25-year-old Gardiner also pleaded guilty to a burglary charge for breaking into a convenience store after escaping.

The men escaped in July from Charleston Correctional Facility and were recaptured three days later in Glenburn, about 20 miles away.

Prison officials say the 20-year-old Moulton and Gardiner were in prison for burglary and other charges. Moulton was scheduled to be released this year and Gardiner in 2014.

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