Metro-East News

Reward offered for information on escaped inmate

CrimeStoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest of the escaped inmate from St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, Mo.

Bruce Brutsman, 36, was taken to a local hospital after he allegedly swallowed a battery. He escaped from correctional officers and fled on foot from the facility at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Police say Brutsman stole an Imo’s delivery car from the 5800 block of Hampton Avenue during his flight from the medical facility. Police identified it as a four-door 1997 Toyota Tercel. The car is white with black bumpers and displays a Missouri license plate with the number SK8R4K.

Brutsman was in custody for burglary and other property crimes. He’s a white man, about 6-foot-6 and 240 pounds. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information regarding Brutsman or his whereabouts should contact the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.