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 events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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