Iron inmate attempts escape
April 29, 2019
HURLEY — An Illinois man wanted in his home state attempted to escape from Iron County Sheriff’s Department custody Saturday while being treated for a medical issue.
The attempted escape occurred at roughly 1:06 p.m., as the inmate fled into the nearby woods while being escorted out of the Aspirus Ironwood Hospital, Samardich said in a news release.
The man has been transported to the hospital at approximately 11:50 a.m. “for a medical issue,” Samardich said.
The deputy pursued the inmate, who Samardich said was in restraints at the time, while also requesting assistance.
“The deputy had the inmate back in custody within four minutes, prior to the arrival from assisting agencies,” Samardich said.
Additional charges are pending due to the inmate’s attempted escape.