PORTLAND — An inmate serving out the final days of his sentence at the Cumberland County pre-release center has been charged with escape.

Authorities say 35-year-old Jamie Allen Irish, whose last known address is New Gloucester, reported to a work site in Freeport on Wednesday.

After Irish completed work, a co-worker dropped him off in Portland. When Irish failed to return to the Community Corrections Center by about 6:30 p.m., jail staff began a search for him.

He was located on Free Street in Portland at about 10 p.m.

Irish is serving a six-month sentence on a domestic violence conviction and was scheduled to be released on April 25. He now faces a charge of escape.

Irish was in a facility for inmates with fewer than 90 days to serve.

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