Escapee back in Ramsey Co. jail

  • Updated: September 15, 2007 - 9:39 PM

A 27-year-old escaped convict was back in custody at the Ramsey County jail on Saturday.

A 27-year-old escaped convict was back in custody at the Ramsey County jail on Saturday.

Department of Corrections officials said in a statement that Jun William Vang was taken into custody Saturday morning. Corrections officials had been in contact with Vang, and he agreed to turn himself in, the statement said.

On Sept. 8, Vang had walked away from the Lino Lakes prison, where he was serving a sentence for attempted second- degree murder for the benefit of a gang. Vang had been in the state prison system since 1999 and escaped with just five months left on his sentence.

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