Metro-East News

Police capture escaped St. Louis County inmate

Police have taken escaped inmate Bruce Brutsman back into custody after he spent five days on the run.

Brutsman was found in Festus, Missouri, around noon Wednesday. He was caught in the 1100 block of Sunset Point and will be returned to the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri.

Brutsman intitially escaped from correctional officers Saturday after he allegedly swallowed a battery and was taken to the hospital. Police say he fled on foot, then stole an Imo’s delivery car, which was found Tuesday morning.