DOC: Escaped Milwaukee prisoner taken back into custody

MILWAUKEE - The minimum-security inmate who walked away from a work release site in Milwaukee County has been returned to custody, according to a release from the Department of Corrections. 

Warren Pernell, 45, is an inmate at the Sturtevant Transitional Facility. He is charged with retail theft, eluding officers and two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety. 

Officils said he was taken back into custody Tuesday after escaping Monday. 

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