MANCHESTER, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces that an inmate walked away from the Calumet Transitional Housing Unit in Manchester on Friday, July 7, 2017. Michael Maurice Chiasson Jr., 41, formerly of Concord, ran away from the facility after a Corrections Officer confiscated unauthorized property he had in his possession.
Chiasson is described as a white male, 5-feet-9 inches tall, 172 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
He was sentenced in Merrimack County Superior Court to serve 4 to 20 years for felonious sexual assault, with 136 days of time served credited to his sentence. He had previously served two 3-6 year sentences for theft in Cheshire County Superior Court. He was admitted to the New Hampshire State Prison June 18, 2013 and was eligible for parole February 21, 2016. His maximum release date is August 22, 2027.
Department of Correction spokesman Jeffrey Lyons explained that Chiasson had already served more than three years of him minimum four-year sentence, which allowed him to reside at the minimum-security half-way house in Manchester.
The New Hampshire Department of Correction Investigations Bureau and the New Hampshire State Police are investigating. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the New Hampshire State Police or their local law enforcement agency.