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Mercer man pleads guilty in jail escape case


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DEFENDANT DANIEL Ferguson, left, sits with his attorney, James Bucknell, in Gogebic County Circuit Court Thursday during a hearing where Ferguson pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his June escape from the county jail.


BESSEMER - The Mercer, Wis., man who escaped from the Gogebic County Jail in June pleaded guilty Thursday to several charges in connection to a multi-day search.

Daniel Gerald Ferguson, 26, pleaded guilty in Gogebic County Circuit Court to one count of escape from jail while awaiting trial for a felony, one count of breaking and entering and one count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

He also pleaded to a habitual offender-third offense notice, which doubles the potential maximum sentences Ferguson could face for the charges.

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