Inmate who left Calhoun County Jail found

Brad Wolfinger.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say they have arrested an inmate who escaped from the Calhoun County Jail Thursday.

Brad Lee Wolfinger, 40, left the jail on a bicycle around 2 p.m., according to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office. He had been washing vehicles in the parking lot as part of a work program.

Around 6:45 p.m., the sheriff’s office said Wolfinger had been located and taken into custody. Officials did not provide any details about the capture or Wolfinger’s condition.

Wolfinger was serving a one-year sentence for larceny. He was scheduled to be released Dec. 11.

It’s unclear what, if any, new charges he will face after walking away from the jail and how that will affect his sentence.

The sheriff’s office says it was assisted in finding Wolfinger by the Battle Creek Police Department, Michigan State Police, the Michigan Department of Corrections, the Colon Police Department, Calhoun County Major Crimes Task Force, and the Calhoun County Consolidated Dispatch Authority.


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