Escaped inmate Dylan Farber now charged in Dodge County
DODGE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Dylan Farber remains behind bars tonight now with an additional charge of criminal escape.
We are now learning how he did it. Tips poured into Wauwatosa Dispatch on Friday from a worried community.
Dispatcher: "Wauwatosa 911. May I help you?"
Caller: "I'm calling from Moe's Irish Pub. I stopped because I just saw the guy who escaped from prison."
Farber managed to escape the Dodge County Jail around 2 a.m. Friday morning. He drove to Wauwatosa in a stolen vehicle where he was ultimately caught around 104th and Bluemound.
The big question, how did he escape? According to the criminal complaint, deputies did rounds around midnight Friday. Farber tucked his bed in a way that looked like he was laying down. Then, he managed to unlock a door with what deputies say could have been string. His towel hook was also missing from his cell.
Farber then hid in an area without cameras for 2 hours. Deputies believe he was in a visiting booth or medical observation cell.
Around 2 a.m., a correctional officer was letting other inmates in when Farber ran out. The officer had his back turned and did not realize until another inmate asked who just ran out the door. That's when the search began.
Wauwatosa Police say the multiple tips helped locate the escaped prisoner.
Caller: "They said he was wearing beige pants and orange Crocs."
Dispatch: "Does it look like the same person?"
Caller: It does.
Farber appeared in court Monday via video. He was originally being held on a felony charge of fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer. Now, add a criminal escape to a long list of previous charges.
Farber's bail was set at $250,000 dollars cash. He will return to court on October 26.