MENOMONIE — A day after a female Huber inmate failed to return to the Dunn County Jail prompting authorities to ask for the public’s help in apprehending her, she was taken into custody and is now back in lock-up.
45-year-old Jana Leigh Weaver-Blume was apparently allowed out of the Dunn County Jail Monday, March 30 on Huber Privilege but failed to return to the jail as scheduled later that day.
The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office sent a news release to area media outlets later that day asking for the public’s help in locating Weaver-Blume, who, the release stated, had an apartment in Downsville but was also known to frequent the Colfax area.
Probation issued a warrant as did Dunn County for felony escape charges.
Weaver-Blume was taken into custody the following day, Tuesday, March 31, in the City of Menomonie without incident and returned to jail.
Weaver-Blume had just been sentenced the previous week, March 26, to serve 210 days in jail for Misdemeanor Bail Jumping. Her scheduled release date had been June 6, 2015.
Huber is a correctional program under which prisoners may leave jail, unescorted, to work at outside employment.