UPDATE: 4/10 at 4:51 p.m.
A 19-year-old Elroy man will spend 15 years in prison after he was convicted of unlawfully possessing a stolen shotgun.
Prosecutors say on July 18, 2012, James Misleveck and another man, James Newman escaped from the Black River Correctional Camp in Jackson County. They stole a shotgun and then kidnapped a woman at gunpoint. After making the woman drive around with them for several hours, they released her, abandoned the shotgun, and stole another vehicle.
They subsequently fled to Florida and committed additional crimes during their spree. Misleveck was transferred back to Wisconsin in September 2012 and Newman is currently in transit back to Wisconsin.
Misleveck received a 15-year sentence because he has three qualifying violent felony convictions, which classifies him as an armed career criminal under federal law. Armed career criminals are subject to mandatory minimum 15-year sentences.
ORIGINAL STORY: 7/18/12 at 11:49 a.m.
BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) -- Two men suspected in a crime spree after walking away from a Wisconsin correctional center have been arrested in Florida.
The Seminole Police Department says the two men were arrested after a chase in Hollywood, Fla., early Wednesday. Dispatcher Paige Gutierrez says they are being held in the Broward County Jail.
Authorities say the men stole a shotgun after fleeing from the Black River boot camp July 17, stole several vehicles and kidnapped and robbed a woman at a Black River Falls casino.
Jackson County sheriff's officials say the two commandeered the woman's SUV and forced her into the back seat at gunpoint. They drove to Tomah, then Sparta where the men stole a pickup truck. At some point, the woman escaped.
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