Arrestee who escaped in handcuffs back in custody, sheriff says
A Madison man who fled in handcuffs from deputies is back in custody Friday, officials said.
The Dane County Sheriff’s Office said 28-year-old Matthew Ringelstetter was taken into custody by a sheriff’s detective and agents from the U.S. Marshals Service.
Ringelstetter was on the loose for about a day after he escaped, handcuffed, while being led to a squad car on an outstanding warrant Thursday, according to the Dane County Sheriff’s Office. Ringelstetter got away from sheriff’s deputies just before 1 a.m. Thursday.
According to the sheriff’s department, a deputy made contact with Ringelstetter as he was walking down Wisconsin Highway 30 just east of Fair Oaks Avenue in the town of Blooming Grove. Ringelstetter was arrested and was handcuffed when he resisted the deputy and fled on foot.
Ringelstetter was booked Friday into the Dane County Jail on new charges of escape and resisting arrest, according to a release.