GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - The Brown County Sheriff's Department is warning the public about an escapee from a Madison mental health facility with ties to the Green Bay area.
According to the department, 30-year-old Graham L. Stowe escaped from the Mendota Mental Health Facility and should be considered "extremely dangerous."
Stowe is described as being approximately 5'8", 165 pounds, with brown hair, brown eyes and a goatee. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and blue jean shorts.
Stowe is serving a 39-year sentence in a Brown County case, where he was found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect on charges including false imprisonment, first-degree reckless endangerment and intimidation of a victim.
Sheriff's Capt. Jeff Sanborn says back in 2003, Stowe held family members captive and threatened to burn down the house they were in.
Sanborn says Stowe is very likely he'll return to the area because he spent the majority of his life in Green Bay; he has friends and family here and this is all he knows.
Anyone who sees Stowe is asked to call 911 immediately. Do not make contact with him.
If you have information about where he may be, you are asked to call the Brown Co. Sheriff’s Office at (920) 448-4230 or the Madison Police Dept. at (608) 266-4897.