Jackson County, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) -- On July 17, two Wisconsin inmates escaped the Black River Correctional Boot camp in Komensky Township in Jackson County, and have been located in Florida on July 25.
James C. Misleveck and James R. Newman had walked away from the boot camp and were last seen at 10:30 p.m. wearing tan t-shirts and gray shorts.
Officials say that Misleveck had contacted a female from the Beloit area and Newman had been in communication with a woman from the Green Bay area.
Misleveck has been charged in the past with Burglary, Theft and Arson.
Newman has been charged in the past with discharging firearm/vehicle –building, 4th degree sexual assault.
Evidence has lead law enforcement to believe that after leaving on foot, Misleveck and Newman stole a 12 gauge shotgun and ammunition out of a vehicle a short distance from the boot camp.
They then traveled on foot to the Brockway Township area where they stole a Ford Ranger truck.
They drove the truck to the Majestic Pines Casino where they kidnapped an adult female and stole her vehicle, a Mercury Mountaineer.
The Ford Ranger was left at the casino; inside the truck was a shooting bag belonging to the first theft victim along with Misleveck’s DOC identification card.
Information from the kidnapping victim includes that they pointed the shotgun at her and ordered her to the backseat of the vehicle.
They then asked her how to get to the interstate and told her that they wanted to go to Minnesota.
They traveled to Northern Engraving in Sparta where they stole a smaller size pickup truck.
They traveled back to the Tomah area where on I-90, Monroe County and State Patrol got into a high speed chase with Misleveck and Newman.
The chase ended in a corn field in the area of Highway 131 where Misleveck and Newman fled on foot.
The stolen shotgun was recovered from this stolen vehicle.
It is believed that Misleveck and Newman remained hidden in the area of Highway 131.
It is believed that Misleveck and Newman stole a 1996 black Chrysler Concorde Wisconsin license plate 728TDX.
This vehicle has not been recovered and it is believed that Misleveck and Newman may still be operating this vehicle.
Their direction of travel is unknown at this time.
Misleveck is an 18-year-old white male, who is 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds, with shaved or very short brown hair and brown eyes.
His left ear is pierced.
Newman is a 29-year-old white male, who stands at 5'9" tall and weighing 165 pounds, witch shaved or very short brown hair and brown eyes.
He has a tattoo of praying hands on his right arm.
Misleveck is reported to be from Juneau County and Newman is reported to be from Brown County.
If anyone sees these two individuals they should contact local law enforcement immediately.