No escaped inmate, public danger: Milwaukee County Sheriff


The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office said there was no escaped inmate from the Milwaukee County Jail, and no danger to the public, in a tweet on Tuesday, May 11.

Police at Marquette University had warned of a suspected escapee around 12th and the state, tweeting around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.

At around 3 p.m. Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said, a man was brought to Milwaukee County Jail after a retail theft warrant in another jurisdiction. After being changed into a prison uniform, it was discovered that he had to be taken to the hospital for a medical clearance before completing his admission.

The man was taken to a hospital near 13th and State. At that time, the court that issued the warrant informed the sheriff’s office that it was no longer seeking to transfer the man. As a result, the police left the hospital and the man left just before 5:00 p.m. – still in jail gear.

At no time, the sheriff’s office said, did the man escape from jail or law enforcement. However, concerns about her dress were reported to several law enforcement agencies.

At approximately 6:10 p.m., Marquette police said the person was no longer near campus.

This is a developing story.

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