UPDATED 5:50 p.m.

Maine State Police say that they believe David Hobson escaped from the county jail in Ossipee, N.H., intending to harm two people in York County in Maine.

Police, who said Hobson is likely armed and “should be considered extremely dangerous,” declined to identify the two people whom they believe Hobson has targeted, or his relationship to them. They said the two have been notified and are in a safe location.

The search for Hobson on Saturday included a New Hampshire State Police helicopter, a Border Patrol plane, several tracking dogs. Involved in the search are the U.S. Marshals Service, the York County Sheriff’s Office, Sanford Police and a team of state troopers who are using the Maine State Police barracks in Alfred as a staging area.


ALFRED — Maine State Police are still searching for David Hobson with two airplanes and tracking dogs in York County.

Police said they now believe Hobson is carrying a gun and described him as desperate and dangerous.

They ask anyone who has seen him to call 911 immediately.

11:38 a.m.

Escapee’s father charged with stashing supplies

ALFRED — Maine police have charged an escaped prisoner’s father for allegedly leaving a stash of supplies for his son following his escape from a county jail in New Hampshire.

State police were continuing to search southern Maine today for 33-year-old David Glenn Hobson, of Alfred. Hobson went missing Thursday from the Carroll County House of Corrections in Ossipee, N.H.

Hobson’s father, 55-year-old Glenn Hobson, was arrested Friday night and charged with hindering apprehension and refusing to submit to arrest. Troopers say they found medical supplies, food, water, clothing and blankets that the elder Hobson had left outside near his Alfred home for his son.

Officials say they believe that David Hobson might be driving one of two vehicles that were reported stolen Friday in Wakefield, N.H., and Sanford, Maine.