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UPDATE: Escaped inmate taken into custody in town of Oregon

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- An escaped Oregon Correctional Center inmate has been taken into custody, according to the Fitchburg Police Department.

Police said Matthew Bohringer was found around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in a field in the town of Oregon. An area citizen saw him and called authorities.

The Dane County Sheriff's Office took Bohringer into custody.


FITCHBURG (WKOW) -- The Fitchburg Police Department is warning of an escaped inmate early Tuesday morning and they say he should not be approached.

Authorities are looking for Matthew J. Bohringer, 38, who was last seen Tuesday at 1:10 a.m. running from the Oregon Correctional Center on County Highway M.

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A search began right away, with help from the Oregon Police Department and Dane County Sheriff's Office. Bohringer has yet to be found.

Police warn if you see Bohringer, do not approach him. He is believed to be in a green prison jumpsuit.

Bohringer is a white male, approximately 5’11” and 160 pounds. 

This is a developing story.

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