The North Anson man who escaped confinement this week turned himself into officials Thursday evening.

The man, Jerome Cole, 37, was taken to Franklin County jail after he made arrangements with his probation officer to return to custody, according to Scott Fish, director of special projects for the Maine Department of Corrections.

Cole was arrested at 6:45 p.m. without incident, Fish said.

Cole, who had 10 days left on a two-year sentence, will be taken to Maine State Prison, according to Fish.

He now faces a charge of escape, a Class C felony, which is punishable by up to five years in prison, Fish said.

Cole was in the Supervised Community Confinement Program, which required him to remain in his place of residence and check in with supervisory officials, Fish said.

The program is a way for prisoners to transition back to normal life toward the end of their sentence and must be applied for, Fish said Thursday.

He said that Cole was reported missing Wednesday night and that his parole officer has been in touch with him via phone since then, although the phone does not have GPS, which would allow police to find him.

Cole was a resident of North Anson in 2011 when he was convicted of theft and forgery in Franklin County and six counts of forgery in Somerset County.

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