Mexican man charged with escape after leaving Augusta mental health service facility
FARMINGTON — A Mexican man was charged Saturday with escaping from a mental health treatment center Friday in Augusta.
Darryl Streeper Jr., 34, an inmate at the Franklin County Detention Center, was at Motivational Services Inc. at 71 Hospital St.
He was arrested in March by Sgt. Jacob Richards of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, charged with escape, criminal harassment and illegal drug trafficking. He was held without bail.
sergeant. Ryan Close received a call from the Augusta Police Department on Friday stating that Streeper had left the Augusta building.
Close told deputy Austin Couture that Streeper punched a hole in a screen or pushed him to escape, Couture said Wednesday.
Close, Couture and other deputies and Wilton Police located Streeper in a vacant mobile home on More Acres Road in Wilton, Couture said.
Streeper faces a felony escape charge. He is being held without bail at the county jail, a corrections officer said Wednesday.
An escape conviction carries a sentence of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. Sentences for the previous charges range from six months in prison to 10 years in prison.