Search For Escaped Inmate Near Winger, Minnesota Ends With Suspect In Custody

Polk County Jail Inmate Pushed Corrections Officer And Took Transport Vehicle

WINGER, Minn. —¬†Authorities have captured an escaped inmate near Winger, Minnesota.

Polk County Sheriff’s officials say 20-year-old Tony Krueger overpowered a corrections officer in Crookston while on the way to the hospital and stole the transport vehicle.

A state trooper spotted the vehicle near Erskine.

He later used a pit maneuver to stop Krueger and he ran into a field near Winger along Highway 59.

He was captured after hours of searching by numerous agencies and faces additional charges.

 

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Authorities are searching for an escaped inmate in a field near Winger, Minnesota.

Polk County Sheriff’s officials say 20-year-old Tony Krueger overpowered a corrections officer in Crookston while on the way to the hospital and stole the transport vehicle.

A state trooper spotted the vehicle near Erskine and used a pit maneuver to stop it and Krueger ran.

He was last seen running into a field near Winger along Highway 59.

Krueger was wearing jail issued blue clothing.

He is five foot eleven and 180 to 190 pounds.

An eyewitness says around 20 police vehicles and officers with weapons drawn are searching for the inmate.

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