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In news from Juneau County Wisconsin, a pair of inmates walked away from the Black River Correctional Center last week. The men are 29-year-old James Newman from Suamico, close to Green Bay and 18 year old James Misleveck from Mauston.
They took off around 11:15 pm that Tuesday and are still evading police. They have already piled kidnapping and at least four charges of stealing a vehicle to their credit. The pair forced a woman to drive them to a local town, where they left her at a convenience store. They then went to a local factory where they stole a car that contained a gun and ammunition. At one point, law enforcement actually had them in their sights during a high-speed chase. How they got away from that is a mystery to me. For a day or two, the men were said to be in a wooded area, approximately 500 acres large.
According to News8000, they may still be armed, even though the gun from the vehicle was left behind. A house-to-house search proved fruitless. Local residents in the Tomah and Oakdale area were being asked to lock their homes and farms and take note of any strangers.
Newman is 5’ 9 and 165 pounds with brown hair and eyes. Misleveck is six feet tall and around 200 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Both men were last seen wearing tan t-shirts, grey shorts and tennis shoes. Black River Correctional is a minimum security facility that doesn’t have a security wall or fence. That facility usually prepares inmates for release back into the community. Newman was in for conviction on six felony charges of discharging a firearm. He’s been at BRC since June 2012. Misleveck was serving a sentence for 2011 charges in Juneau County for arson, burglary and a stolen vehicle. He was in BRC since February and only had 30 days left to serve before this stunt.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, they may be anywhere. The girlfriend of Newman spoke out, pleading with James to turn himself in to authorities. She claims he has a 15-month-old son the man has never seen. James only had six more months to serve.
The latest reports place the two inmates in and around Elroy and Hillsboro Wisconsin. If you see them, do not approach them, but call 911 immediately. To date, they are said to be in a black Chrysler Concorde with WI license plate number 728TDX, according to reports.
All this begs the question – if these guys aren’t the original Dumb & Dumber, what in the world made them decide to walk away with so little time left to serve?