Police searching for escaped murderer

CHARLESTON, Maine (WABI) - An urgent public safety notice from police.

A convicted murderer escaped from the Mountain View Correctional Facility in Charleston Thursday evening.

This is a photo of Arnold Nash.

He is 5'6", 160 pounds with blue eyes and sandy hair.

He is 65-years-old.

He was last seen wearing blue jean, a white t-shirt and a blue shirt.

Police say if you see him do not approach him.

Instead contact law enforcement immediately..

Back in 1992 Nash was sentenced in Hancock County Superior Court to 45 years in prison.

According to the Bangor Daily News news Nash escaped once before this. In July 1981, he was serving a sentence for burglary and escaped from a work detail with another inmate from the Maine State Prison. He was on the loose for weeks until being arrested in Morrill.

We will continue to monitor this situation and have the latest information for you as it becomes available.