Update: Escaped Minnesota Security Hospital patient back in custody

(St. Peter, MN) – A patient who escaped custody at the Minnesota Security Hospital last week is back in custody.

Michael Ray Caldwell, 28, had been reported missing by hospital staff at about 9:30 p.m.  Thursday. Hospital staff told investigators that Caldwell had cut off his GPS tracking bracelet at about 6 p.m. and they hadn’t located him on campus.

On Sunday morning just before 11 a.m., a woman called the Nicollet County Sheriff to report a person believed to be Caldwell was looking into the windows of a rural St. Peter residence.

Law enforcement arrived on the scene and took Caldwell into custody without incident.  He is currently being held in custody, and charges are pending.

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