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Vilas Co. prisoner behind bars after escape


 A prisoner is back in custody after escaping from the hospital.

According to a press release from the Vilas County Sheriff's Department, 18-year-old Jeffery J. Bauman Jr. was being treated Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield for paralysis.

He was a prisoner in the Vilas County Jail.

Investigators say Bauman walked away from the hospital on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Lac du Flambeau Tribal Police located Bauman in Lac du Flambeau.

According to the press release, Bauman took off in a vehicle, crashed, and then ran away. Hours later, he was taken into custody.

Bauman faces new charges including escape, fleeing an officer and endangering safety.

Authorities say they're investigating the escape. The Vilas Co. Sheriff says more arrests could be made.


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