A 28-year-old man inmate who escaped the Northeast Regional Corrections Center in Saginaw Friday night was located nearly 12 hours later in Hermantown.
Branden Russell King, of Cloquet, who was convicted of domestic assault, was determined missing during a headcount and allegedly fled the facility on foot, according to a news release from the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office.
Video surveillance footage showed King going into the woods outside the facility shortly before 7:30 p.m. Friday. The sheriff's office was notified around 9:15 p.m. Friday, the release said.
Law enforcement searched the area on the ground and from the air but weren't able to locate King until an off-duty police officer reported that a man matching King's description was walking on Midway Road near St. Louis River Road in Hermantown.
King was arrested at 6:40 a.m. Saturday and is expected to be charged with escaping custody.
The Minnesota State Patrol and the Hermantown Police Department assisted in the search.