May 23, 2019

Prison escapee found sleeping in stolen car

KENNEBUNK- An escaped prisoner from the Maine Correctional Center is back in jail and facing more charges after police found him sleeping in a stolen car.

Robert Fogg, 19, was arrested early Friday morning. He had been asleep in the car behind Maine Cleaners on Route 1.

Fogg escaped from the Windham prison May 16, along with Matthew Yates, 21. Yates was arrested last month in Woodstock, N.Y.

The inmates, whose hometowns could not be ascertained through telephone checks with Kennebunk police and the correctional center on Saturday, borrowed tools from the prison industry shop and cut through a 14-foot metal fence, said Lt. Col. Jeff Merrill, manager of corrections operations.

Fogg gave a false name and claimed to be a juvenile transient, according to Lt. David Gordon of the Kennebunk police.

After police confirmed his identity, Fogg was charged with car theft, aggravated forgery, illegal possession of alcohol and operating after suspension. The forgery charge stemmed from his signing his fingerprint cards with a false name.

Fogg was taken to the Maine Correctional Institute in Warren, where he will serve the balance of his two-year sentence on a previous conviction of burglary of a motor vehicle. He began serving that sentence in January.

Yates had been serving a six-year sentence on a previous conviction of burglary. He began that sentence last August.

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