Big news from Cavalier, North Dakota from the Grand Forks Herald. Hopefully I'm not mistaken for this guy just because I have red hair. Maybe we'll wait a while before our next visit.
Prisoner Escapes in Cavalier
Pembina County deputies searching for Glenn Troy Stegman
According to Pembina County’s Chief Deputy Sheriff Jeff Osvold, Stegman, 34, was being led back to jail from a bond-reduction hearing about 10:30 a.m. today when he took off running. Stegman still was at large at 3 p.m.
By: Stephen J. Lee, Grand Forks Herald
A Walhalla, N.D., man escaped from custody this morning in Cavalier, spurring a search by law enforcement and the local school to lock-down.
According to Pembina County’s Chief Deputy Sheriff Jeff Osvold, Glenn Troy Stegman, 34, was being led back to jail from a bond-reduction hearing about 10:30 a.m. today when he took off running.
Stegman still was at large at 3 p.m.
“No one got hurt,” 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.”
Stegman had been recently residing in Fargo but was in custody in Pembina County for violations of his state probation.
Stegman has a history of drug-related crimes but isn’t considered dangerous to the public, Osvold said. Osvold described Stegman as a white male, 5 feet, 11 inches tall, 210 pounds, with red hair including a long, braided pony tale, and hazel eyes.
“He’s not considered a danger to the public but he is known to resist law enforcement officers at the time of arrest,” Osvold said.
The bond reduction hearing, in fact, was on a probation revocation connected to a previous conviction for assaulting an officer.
“We have a significant history with him, but it’s all substance-abuse related and failure to comply with court orders,” Osvold said.
The Cavalier school, notified of the escape, “chose to implement what they called a ‘soft’ lock-down for the remainder of the day,” Osvold said. “The superintendent described it as normal school operations with locked doors and no off-campus release for the lunch hour. Parents were free at anytime to pick up their children if they chose to do so.”
The homes near the law enforcement center were checked first, and nearby law enforcement agencies were notified, including the U.S. Border Patrol and Customs Enforcement, Osvold said. No stolen vehicles have been reported.
“I don’t know that he would hurt or injure anyone” Osvold said. “He would just do what he can to stay away and may incorporate friends or family to help him stay away.”
Anyone with information can call the Pembina County Sheriff’s Department at (701) 265-4122.