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Prison escapee pleads no contest on state crimes

James Misleveck James Misleveck

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wisconsin (WXOW) - One of two men who escaped from a Black River Falls prison camp in 2012 pleaded no contest to three state charges on Friday.

The charges against 20-year-old James Misleveck stem from his escape, along with James Newman, in July, 2012, from the Black River Falls Correctional Camp, where both were serving sentences.

The pair were on the run for about a week before being captured by police in Florida.

Along the way, the two committed a string of crimes in Wisconsin and Florida.  Both Misleveck and Newman were sentenced in 2013 on federal charges related to the crime spree.

Newman received a ten year federal sentence while Misleveck was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Misleveck pleaded no contest on Friday in Jackson County Circuit Court to three charges-Kidnapping, Theft, and Escape. Four other state charges were dismissed but read into the court record.

Sentencing for Misleveck on those charges is scheduled for March 28.



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