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Maine State Police Arrest Pennsylvania Prison Escapee

Maine state police say they arrested a Pennsylvania escape on the Maine Turnpike.

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    Maine State Police Arrest Pennsylvania Prison Escapee
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    Maine state police say they arrested a Pennsylvania escape on the Maine Turnpike.

    Police say 34-year-old Derek Lee Black of Albion, Pennsylvania, was a passenger in a car driven by a Bangor woman that was stopped at 4 a.m. Monday near the Ogunquit-Wells line. Black had been missing since March from an Erie, Pennsylvania, correctional facility.

    Police say a trooper questioned Black, who gave a false name. A fingerprint check at York County Jail later confirmed his real identity. He was jailed in Pennsylvania on drug charges and later disappeared from a hospital where he was receiving treatment for a cut.

    The Bangor woman, 26-year-old Mindy Baxter, was summonsed for operating a vehicle with a restricted license. It was unclear if Baxter or Black had a lawyer. 

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