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Associated Press, Published May 07 2012

Escape from sex offender unit at N.D. State Hospital is short-lived

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — A man who escaped from the North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown enjoyed only about a half hour of freedom.

Police Chief Scott Edinger says that 18-year-old Vance Mey escaped from the hospital's sex offender unit about 9:30 a.m. Monday. Officers responding to a tip captured him about 30 minutes later in a ravine.

Edinger says Mey surrendered without incident and was returned to the hospital.