The hunt is on for two escaped inmates from the Black River Correctional Center in Jackson County.
James Misleveck and James Newman escaped late Tuesday night. Shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday morning, deputies received reports of a shotgun and ammunition stolen from a car in the area of the correctional center. Law enforcement believes the prisoners were responsible.
At one point, deputies say the men carjacked a woman near the casino in Black River Falls, they took her to Sparta, where she was released unharmed.
The men then got into another car and took off toward Tomah with police chasing them. At some point, deputies believe the men ditched the car and took off on foot.
James Misleveck is 18-years-old, 6 feet tall, 200 pounds with brown eyes and hair. He was convicted in Brown County on several charges including burglary and arson. He was nearing the end of the program at the prison.
James Newman is 29-years-old, 5 foot 9 inches tall, 165 pounds and also has brown eyes and hair. He was convicted in Brown County for discharging a gun and arrived at the prison in June.
Both men were wearing tan t-shirts, grey shorts and tennis shoes.
The Monroe County Sheriff says they have scaled back the search for the night and Waldera says the two will face felony escape charges and more, and will not be back in the *minimum security prison" anytime soon.