Short lived escape for federal prisoner

A federal prisoner escaped custody in Crookston last Friday, but was apprehended.

According to a release from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, 33-year-old Fabian Wayne English escaped during a medical appointment around 11:45 Friday morning.

During his escape, English stole a pickup truck and crashed it into a river, and was apprehended a short time later.

The Polk County Sheriff’s office says there was no danger to the public and the case is ongoing.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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