Inmate recaptured after fleeing work detail

HUDSON, Wis. — A 25-year-old man enjoyed a brief taste of freedom last Friday after he removed a monitoring device from his ankle and fled a work release program in western Wisconsin only to be recaptured the next day.

St. Croix County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jesse Marske in Hudson Township without incident Saturday afternoon by St. Croix County Sheriff’s deputies, according to Sheriff John Schilts.

Schilts said Marske was caught after a citizen reported seeing a person matching Marske’s description in the area of U.S. Highway 12 and Brakke Drive in Hudson Township.

Marske was serving a sentence for disorderly conduct and two counts of failure to support a child or children and was due to be released in October.

Marske was out of jail on a court-ordered work release for a job in River Falls when he removed his GPS bracelet and failed to return to the St. Croix County Jail at 2 a.m. Friday, Schilts said.

“My main concern is that according to court records, Marske has a previous sexual assault conviction and although I have no other information that he may be a danger to the community, I must make every effort to keep our citizens informed,” the sheriff said.

Schilts said the investigation into Marske’s escape continues. The sheriff thanked the public for their assistance Marske’s arrest.

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