MAINE MAN SENTENCED FOR OSSIPEE JAIL ESCAPE

by Christian Mower on June 28, 2012

THE 35-YEAR-OLD MAINE MAN WHO SCALED THE RAZOR WIRE FENCE AND MADE A DRAMATIC ESCAPE IN LATE 2011 FROM THE CARROLL COUNTY JAIL IN OSSIPEE HAS BEEN SENTENCED FOR THAT INCIDENT AND OTHER CRIMES.

ASST. CARROLL COUNTY ATTORNEY STEVE MURRAY SAYS DAVID GLENN HOBSON OF ALFRED WAS SENTENCED BY A SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE IN OSSIPEE TUESDAY TO SIX AND A HALF TO 13 YEARS IN THE NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE PRISON.

HOBSON ADMITTED CLIMBING THE FENCE AND GOING OVER THE JAIL’S RAZOR WIRE DECEMBER 1ST AFTER A GUARD WHO WAS ASSIGNED TO WATCH THE JAIL YARD BRIEFLY STEPPED INSIDE.

HOBSON WAS CAPTURED SEVERAL DAYS LATER IN ROCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE DURING A TRAFFIC STOP AFTER A MASSIVE MANHUNT HAD BEEN LAUNCHED IN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND MAINE TO FIND HIM.

AT THE TIME OF HIS ARREST, A U.S. MARSHAL SAID HOBSON HAD ABOUT $3,000 IN CASH AND NARCOTICS.

MURRAY SAYS HOBSON PLED GUILTY TO SIX FELONY COUNTS TUESDAY THAT INCLUDED CHARGES OF BURGLARY AND THEFT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE RELATED TO THE ESCAPE – AND THE ESCAPE ITSELF.

MURRAY SAYS HOBSON STILL FACES DRUG AND BURGLARY CHARGES IN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND OTHER CHARGES IN MAINE.

CARROLL COUNTY JAIL SUPT. JASON JOHNSON SAYS PROCEDURAL CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE AT THE JAIL SINCE HOBSON ESCAPED AND ADDITIONAL RAZOR WIRE HAS BEEN ADDED.