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Posted on: December 8, 2020

*UPDATE* Escape

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Matthew Bohringer was taken into custody around 8:30 this morning by deputies from the Dane County Sheriff's Office. Bohringer was located in a field in the Town of Oregon after being spotted in the area by a citizen. 

Information regarding his apprehension will be shared by the Sheriff's Office.

Lt. Edward Hartwick




Incident Type: Escape

Incident Date: 12/8/20

Date of Release: 12/8/20

Case Number: 20-19797

Completed By: Sgt. Dan Varriale

On December 8, 2020, at approximately 1:10 a.m., an inmate at the Oregon Correctional Center escaped from the facility.  The inmate, Matthew J. Bohringer, 38, was seen running from the property by prison staff.   A search for Bohringer began and the Fitchburg Police Department was notified.  Fitchburg Police, with the assistance of the Oregon Police Department and Dane County Sheriff’s Office, searched for Bohringer, however, he has yet to be apprehended.  

Bohringer is a white male, approximately 5’11” and 160 pounds.  He was believed to be wearing a green prison jumpsuit at the time of his escape. Below is a picture of Bohringer.  If Bohringer is spotted, do not approach him.  Call 911 and report the sighting to police. 


Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Fitchburg Police at 270-4300 or Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 266-6014.

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