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Police: Escaped Prisoners Spotted in Butler

Residents are asked not to approach the two if encountered, but to call 911.

Two escaped prisoners from a Hunterdon County correctional facility were spotted in Butler Friday afternoon, police said.

said Michael Bentley, 23, of Lincoln Park, and Corey Agostarola, 21, of Pine Hill, were last seen together by a local resident in the vicinity of Maple Lake Road at approximately 2 p.m.

UPDATE: Corey Agostarola was captured Friday night in Pine Hill.

The two, along with two others who have been apprehended, escaped on Sunday from the Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility in Annandale, according to Philly.com. The two reportedly would have been eligible for parole in March, and officials say it was the second time Bentley has escaped from jail.

They were driving a blue Ford F150 pickup truck with an ATV in the bed, police said. The truck has New York license plates, though a number was unknown, police said.

Police said the search has been on for the two since they escaped the facility Sunday night.

Police described the two as white males and Bentley is reportedly 5-foot-10, 160 pounds and Agostarola  5-foot-11, 200 pounds.

If residents encounter the two, police ask them not to approach the pair but instead call 911.

Sherry May 25, 2012 at 08:26 PM
EXCUSE ME DID THEY GET THESE TWO ? IF RESIDENTS ENCOUNTER CALL 911??????
Hank May 25, 2012 at 10:16 PM
MUG SHOTS, PLEASE !
Richard Dean May 25, 2012 at 11:03 PM
It's not the first time that escapees from Annandale's Mountain View facility have come to our area. It is a minimum security unit I believe. We've had different offenders a number of times. The best that I recall was about 40 years ago when a prisoner stole the NJDOC bus at their High Point unit just 35 miles north, came south on Route 23 then tried to enter the Smoke Rise North Gate not realizng he couldn't get in.
Frank Drebin May 25, 2012 at 11:06 PM
The two, along with two others who have been apprehended, escaped on Sunday from the Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility in Annandale, according to Philly.com. They probably can't show the mugshots because the little "darlings" are minors.
Hank May 25, 2012 at 11:31 PM
23 and 21
Sgt tackleberry May 26, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Go on northjersey.com pictures are up
mimi May 26, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Two escaped state convicts stopped in Butler on Friday to visit someone they knew and then continued running from the law in a pickup truck as New York State Police were asked to watch for them along routes to Canada, authorities said. Michael J. Bentley, left, and Corey Agostarola escaped Sunday night from the Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility in Annandale for young adults. Michael J. Bentley, left, and Corey Agostarola escaped Sunday night from the Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility in Annandale for young adults. Michael J. Bentley, 23, of Lincoln Park, and Corey S. Agostarola, 21, of Pine Hill, escaped from the Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility for young adults in Clinton Township on Sunday night — the first escape from a state prison building in almost two years, according to state corrections officials. A Maple Lake Road resident called authorities at 2:30 p.m. Friday, after the two men left, to let authorities know they had been there, said Sgt. Michael Moeller of the Butler police. The men were last seen driving a “newer bluish-grayish” Ford F-150 pickup truck, he said. This was the latest post on NJ.com. They weren't from Annadale and are they still on the loose? Get your story straight, Fred.
Small town girl May 26, 2012 at 02:31 AM
Mimi, are you talking to "Fred" or was that meant for FRANK?? See, everyone can make mistakes.
mimi May 26, 2012 at 02:43 AM
Uhhh, that would be Frank. As far as I know, no one has been apprehended as yet

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