UPDATE: Escapee Turns Self In at Jail

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UPDATE: Shannon Owen, who escaped on Jan. 20 from a Dane County jail aversion program has turned himself in approimately 24 hours after he walked away from a hotel he was staying. Owen gat himself up at the Dane County Jail at :20 p.m. Jan 21.

MADISON–Law enforcement officials in Dane County are asking the public’s help in locating and inmate that escaped January 20 at around 5:30 p.m.

Shannon M. Owen of Madison was going through the county’s jail diversion program, Dane County Custody Alternative Monitoring Program (CAMP),when he walked away from the Grand Stay Hotel, 5317 High Crossing Blvd., on the east side of Madison. He was serving a 60-day Huber sentence for possession of cocaine. 

Authorities say Owen was had a disagreement with management at the hotel before he left. His GPS tracking bracelet showed that he left on foot but was picked up by someone in a vehicle right before the ankle bracelet was removed. It was later recovered.

Owen is six feet tall and approximately 200 lbs. and has blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a Green Bay Packers beanie, blue jeans, a dark colored hooded coat and was carrying a red and black backpack.

A felony warrant has been issued for Owen’s arrest. Anyone with information as to his whereabouts should contact the Dane County Sheriff’s office by calling 911.

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