The inmate who walked away last week from a minimum-security work crew outside Stillwater prison was captured early Wednesday in a home 100 miles to the east in rural Wisconsin, authorities said.
Patrick J. Buswell, 40, is in custody in the Chippewa County jail in Chippewa Falls, according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections.
Buswell was apprehended without incident at 2:40 a.m. by personnel from the Department of Corrections, U.S. marshals and authorities in Wisconsin.
He was found at a rural residence in the Holcombe area “through interviews with associates and multiple investigative techniques,” said corrections spokeswoman Sarah Latuseck. He was alone in the home, and there were no other arrests made in connection with his capture, Latuseck said.
Buswell now faces charges of escape in Minnesota and illicit drug possession in Wisconsin.
The inmate walked away from the prison crew about 10 a.m. Friday while on a work assignment outside the correctional center in Bayport.
Buswell, who is serving a five-year sentence for a weapons offense in Anoka County, had been under minimum security at the prison since February.