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Published May 19, 2011, 02:50 PM

Cavalier Prisoner Escapes Custody

A Walhalla, ND, man escaped from custody this morning in Cavalier, causing a search by law enforcement and the Cavalier school to enter a "soft" lockdown.

By: WDAZ Staff Report,

UPDATE

Pembina County authorities are still searching for Glenn Troy Stegman as of 8 p.m. Friday. They're checking with relatives as to his location, but a sheriff's deputy said Stegman was "essentially homeless" before his detention at the Pembina County Correctional Center for probation violations.

Stegman is believed to have fled on a stolen ATV. The search has now moved to Walsh County, where he is believed to have traveled.


A Walhalla, ND, man escaped from custody this morning in Cavalier, causing a search by law enforcement and the Cavalier school to enter a "soft" lockdown.

Glenn Troy Stegman, 34, was being led back to jail from a bond hearing at about 10:30 a.m. today when he took off running.

Stegman is not considered to be a danger to the public, but is known to resist law enforcement officers.

Stegman was previously living in Fargo, but was being held at the Pembina County Correctional Center for violations of his probation.

“No one got hurt,” Pembina County’s Chief Deputy Sheriff Jeff Osvold said. “He escaped on foot in an unknown direction. He was wearing our standard issue prison tan clothing and was handcuffed in front of his body.”

Cavalier school was put in what a Sheriff's Department representative called a "soft" lockdown, meaning the school day carried on as normal, but kids weren't being let outside and all doors into the building were locked.

Stegman is described as a white male, 5'11", 210 pounds, hazel eyes, and red hair with a long braided pony tale.

Anyone with information can call the Pembina County Sheriff’s Department at (701) 265-4122.

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