Update: Two of three inmates who escaped Wisconsin facility now recaptured


Two of the three inmates who escaped from a minimum security correctional facility in western Wisconsin this week have been re-captured.

Police say a tip from a citizen suggested the search for Andre Lee Vance focus on Madison, Wisconsin, which is where the 20-year-old was arrested at about 3 p.m. Friday, WCCO reports.

Earlier in the day, authorities told reporters that 19-year-old Kyle John Peterson, who was serving time for forgery and possession of drugs, was arrested in Whitewater, Wisconsin.

Vance and Peterson were among three men who escaped from the St. Croix County Correctional Center – a boot camp-like transitional facility – at around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, prompting the closure of New Richmond schools Thursday.

The Star Tribune reports Peterson was captured at a house in Whitewater, almost 300 miles away from New Richmond, also after police received a tip.

The remaining escapee, 25-year-old Jesse Fairley, remains at large. Fairley (at left in the photo at top) was serving time for burglary and has ties to St. Paul, authorities say.

FOX 9 reports  a Hyundai that was stolen three miles from New Richmond in the aftermath of the inmates' escape has since been recovered in Poynette, which is just north of Madison.

An anonymous caller who reported the stolen Hyundai in Poynette also told sheriff's deputies the inmates were going to be picked up in an SUV, FOX reports.

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All three inmates were scheduled for full release in August, but will now face longer sentences .

Police are asking the public to remain vigilant and anyone with information is asked to call St. Croix County Dispatch at 715-386-4704. If Fairley is spotted, witnesses should call 911 immediately.

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