Stillwater Prison Escapee Captured

Police have captured the inmate who escaped from the minimum security unit last week at Stillwater Prison.

Patrick James Buswell is in custody at the Chippewa County Jail in Wisconsin, according to authorities. He was found at a rural residence in the Holcombe area, after investigators conducted interviews with his known associates.

Buswell was arrested by the Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Unit, the U.S. Marshals and the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday.

He is expected to face new criminal charges for his escape in Minnesota, plus possible narcotics charges in Wisconsin.

Updated from:

Offender Patrick James Buswell has been captured, according to Bayport police. Details will be released shortly.

According to Bayport Police:


Patrick James Buswell (MnDOC Photo)

“Approximately 30 minutes ago (10:30 a.m.), DOC offender Patrick James Buswell walked away from the minimum security portion of the Stillwater Prison.

Buswell is described at 5′ 6″, white male, brown hair/eyes and was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans. If you located someone who matches this description, please do NOT approach and call 911 immediately.”

Buswell was a grounds crew worker, according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections. While he was working, he walked away from his crew and left prison grounds.

Buswell is serving a 60-month prison sentence for a weapons offense, according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

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