Murder convict who escaped prison 3 times dies in custody

WARREN, Maine (AP) — A man convicted of murder in Maine who escaped from prison three times has died in custody.

Arnold Nash, 68, died on Thursday at Maine State Prison in Warren, the Maine Department of Corrections said. The state attorney general's office and medical examiner's office have been notified of his death, which is standard procedure, the Bangor Daily News reported.

Nash was sentenced to 45 years in prison for killing his former neighbor, Wilfred Gibeault, in 1991. He was set to be released early during the following year when he fled from Mountain View Correctional Facility in Charleston in 2018.

He previously escaped from Maine Correctional Center in Windham in 1973 and Maine State Prison in 1981.

Nash managed to avoid capture for several days when he went missing in 2018. He was eventually located several miles down the road from the facility he fled.