Man accused of burning, hiding corpse tries to escape jail

Middleton stopped before escape

Published On: Dec 24 2013 07:11:04 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 14 2013 03:47:52 PM CST

The man charged with burning and hiding the body of a Fitchburg woman was arrested after Rock County Sheriff's Office detectives were alerted he was trying to escape.

Nathan Middleton, 29 was arrested after detectives learned Middleton had communicated with other inmates about wanting to escape. According to a release from the sheriff's office, Middleton had also attempted to contact friends and relatives to help him escape.

Middleton was being held on $100,000 cash bond for previous charges of hiding and burning the body of Aprina Paul, 19, of Fitchburg. 

Middleton is expected in court on Monday.