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Police: Violent Felon, Woman on the Loose With Toddler

Maine State Police are searching for a violent felon who is believed to be traveling with a woman and their 2-year-old child.

Police and state child and family services officials attempted to conduct a family safety assessment at the Hollis home of Vincent Cole and Natasha West on Sunday, but they weren't there.

Police said Cole is a felon with a violent history who has two active arrest warrants for violations of release. He is currently out on bail for aggravated assault. They said he may be armed with a firearm and recently threatened someone with the gun.

Cole is described as 5-foot-9, weighing about 175 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

West is 5-foot-8 and weighs about 140 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

Police believe the couple has their 2-year-old child with them and may be driving a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu with Maine agricultural plate #557ANW.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call Maine State Police Cpl. Doug Cropper at 207-657-3030 or 911.

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