Missing work-release inmate arrested in Chicago

Missing work-release inmate arrested in Chicago

A missing work-release Dane County inmate was found and arrested in Chicago on Friday, according to a release from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said 25-year-old Thomas D. Brooks, of Madison, was released from the Ferris Center on Rimrock Road on May 26 to volunteer as part of his Huber sentence. He did not return as scheduled and wass declared absent without leave, or AWOL.

Brooks was arrested by the US Marshals Task Force in Chicago on Friday. He’s awaiting extradition to Madison.

The sheriff’s office said Brooks is serving a sentence for strangulation, battery, violation of a domestic no contact order and resisting or obstructing.