A man who allegedly breached the conditions of his release from prison was arrested Thursday without incident by officers with the Washington County Special Response Team and Woodbury Police Department.

The 31-year-old man was arrested at 6:28 p.m. at a residence in the 6100 block of Woodbine Avenue in the northwest part of Woodbury, said Sgt. John Altman of the Woodbury Police Department.

He had been sent to prison in 1997 after being convicted in Blue Earth County of attempted first-degree murder while committing aggravated robbery, according to Shari Burt, communications director for the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC). He also had been convicted on assault charges after he had tried to escape from the Blue Earth County Jail.

The man was under intensive supervised release by the DOC since leaving the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights last November.

DOC staff was told this week that the man had allegedly assaulted someone, Burt said, so he was taken to the Washington County Jail. The DOC warrant will keep the man in custody.

The next step will be a decision from Washington County prosecutors on whether charges while result from the assault allegation. After that, the DOC will hold a hearing to determine if the man breached the conditions of his release, regardless of whether there are criminal charges, Burt said. If a violation is found, he could be sent back to prison or the conditions of his release could be altered. He was to have been under DOC supervision until 2013.

Court records show the suspect was convicted for shooting another man after he confronted a Mankato couple in the early hours of March 4, 1997. The couple, who were at the home of a friend, had gone outside to retrieve cigarettes from their car.

The suspect emerged from the dark and demanded money from the man and pulled a gun, records show. The man tried to flee to a nearby convenience store, and was struck in the buttocks by a bullet.

Jim Anderson • 612-673-7199