Escapee from northeast Minnesota jail in custody
Kris Richard Severin was taken into custody on Friday morning.
DULUTH — A man who had escaped Wednesday from the Northeast Regional Corrections Center was apprehended about 48 hours later, according to a press release from the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office late Friday.
Kris Richard Severin escaped from NERCC in Saginaw, Minnesota, on Wednesday morning. According to the press release, an investigation into his whereabouts determined that Severin had connections with a homeowner living in an unorganized township south of the city of Eveleth.
St. Louis County sheriff's deputies made multiple attempts to contact the homeowner on Thursday. At around 11 p.m., deputies arrived at the residence to find Severin knocking on the front door. He fled into a wetlands area west of the residence. Law enforcement used dogs to pursue him but rain and the swampy terrain led to their ending tracking efforts around three hours later.
Deputies returned to the residence around 8:30 a.m. Friday and found Severin inside a vehicle parked on the property that belonged to the homeowner. Severin was taken into custody without incident and transported to the St. Louis County jail in Duluth.
Severin was being held at NERCC for violation of an order for harassment.