February 12, 2016

Inmates escape from Black River Falls prison

A pair of inmates from the Black River Correctional Center are on the loose after coming up missing Tuesday night. According to the Jackson County Sherriff’s Department, 18-year-old James C Misleveck and 29-year-old James R. Newman were last seen wearing tan t-shirts, grey shorts and tennis shoes. The two inmates were reported missing from the prison, located 10 miles east of Black River Falls, at around 11:15. A  search of the area came up empty.

Early Wednesday morning, the sheriff’s department received notification of a vehicle break-in in which a shotgun and ammunition were stolen, but has not confirmed whether the two incidents are related.

Anyone who sees Misleveck or Newman should contact local law enforcement immediately. Do not approach them or attempt to take any other action.

Brian Brawner, WWIS

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