- Associated Press - Friday, June 10, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire corrections officials say two inmates in two days walked away from the same transitional housing unit in Manchester, and one is back in custody.

Spokesman Jeffrey Lyons says 41-year-old Michael Gerlach was apprehended Friday and returned to state prison. Lyons said Gerlach did not return to the Calumet Transitional Housing Unit in Manchester Thursday night. He is serving out a sentence for receiving stolen property and theft.

Lyons said that a second inmate - 31-year-old David James Wilson of South Gardiner, Maine - was placed on escape status Friday after failing to report to work.

Wilson is a sentence for armed robbery.

Both men would have been eligible for parole in September.

Escape is a felony punishable by up to 7 years in prison.



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