Stephen Uriah Maddren
The search for a prisoner on the run after escaping from
the Otago Corrections Facility this afternoon has been scaled
Senior Sergeant Matt Scoles said the search for Stephen Uriah
Maddren was scaled back about 10.15pm.
Limited patrols would continue through the night and the full
search would resume in the morning.
Police had using a helicopter with night-vision equipment to
search for Maddren, a remand prisoner who is believed to have
escaped after arriving under escort after appearing at court.
Maddren is described as a male, Caucasian, 25 years of age,
171 cm tall with mullet type brown or black shoulder length
hair and no teeth.
He was last seen wearing green track pants and a green top
and was reported missing from the Milburn prison south of
Dunedin at 4.15pm.
Police said Maddren is not thought to be a danger to the
public but should not be approached.
He is believed to have escaped after arriving at the prison
under escort after appearing at court.