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Published May 07, 2012, 11:46 AM

Man briefly escapes from North Dakota State Hospital

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — A man who escaped from the North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown enjoyed only about a half hour of freedom.

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — A man who escaped from the North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown enjoyed only about a half hour of freedom.

Police Chief Scott Edinger tells The Jamestown Sun (http://bit.ly/J9MmRT) that 18-year-old Vance Mey escaped from the hospital's sex offender unit about 9:30 a.m. Monday. Officers responding to a tip captured him about 30 minutes later in a ravine.

Edinger says Mey surrendered without incident and was returned to the hospital.

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Information from: The Jamestown Sun, http://www.jamestownsun.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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