Gwent Police is re-appealing for information to locate 37 year old Damon Maynard who absconded from Prescoed Prison, Usk at approximately 11:30pm Monday (June 22nd, 2015). Maynard is described as being approximately five feet seven inches tall of slim build with short dark hair. He was last seen wearing dark trousers and a dark top and he was also wearing a dark baseball cap.
He pleaded guilty to wounding with intent and violent disorder at Merthyr Crown Court in May 2004 and was sentenced to life in prison. Maynard is not a registered sex offender.
Around the time of Maynard absconding a black Vauxhall Astra and a red Ford Fiesta were seen in the area of the prison and officers are keen to speak to the drivers as they made hold vital information.
There may have been a sighting of Maynard since he absconded. Someone matching his description caught a taxi from Nantyglo at about 7pm on Wednesday June 24th, and asked to go to Abergavenny and Tredegar. If this was him, he may well have connections in those areas.
It is known he also has connections in the Pontypridd area.
Gwent Police activated its operational plan with the aim of locating him, and the prison is co-operating fully with us.
If anyone has seen Damon Maynard or has any information about his whereabouts they asked not to approach him but to ring 999 quoting log 605 22/06/15.
Source:: Gwent Police News