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Authorities search for escaped Gordon Correctional Center inmate

Michael Brabbs (Wisconsin Department of Corrections photo)

Superior Telegram

A minimum-security inmate has escaped from the Gordon Correctional Center. Authorities are asking for the public’s help to find him.

The Department of Corrections released information Saturday night that Michael Brabbs had escaped from the minimum-security facility.

According to a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office report, Brabbs checked out at 6 p.m. Saturday to go fishing on prison property for an hour. When he failed to return on time, a perimeter check was done and he was not located.

Brabbs, 41, is described as a white male with brown hair and hazel eyes. He is 5-feet 10-inches tall and weighs 200 pounds. Wisconsin court records indicate he was serving the end of a seven and a half year sentence for first degree recklessly endangering safety out of Brown County.

Anyone with information regarding Brabbs’ whereabouts should immediately contact law enforcement at 911. Contact the joint law enforcement center during business hours at (715) 395-1371. People can also phone the crime tip hotline at (715) 395-1230 or text spdtip and a tip to 847411.