CONCORD — State corrections officials said on Friday that a former prison inmate on supervised home confinement, who had removed his ankle monitor Thursday at 9:15 a.m. and was considered an escapee, was found by authorities in Maine and was taken into custody.

At the time of his escape, Brian Bateman’s last known location had been in Epping, officials said.

Bateman had been serving two 5- to 15-year sentences on three felony amphetamine drug charges.

He was an inmate at the New Hampshire State Prison in Concord from Feb. 17, 2015, until he moved to home confinement last Sept. 17.

Bateman had been eligible for parole as early as last March, with a maximum release date of March 21, 2029.

The Dover probation and parole office had been supervising Bateman.

State police and the Department of Corrections Bureau of Investigations are investigating.