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Convicted murderer caught at bus station by deputies in Orlando, FL

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

Todd Brecht, a convicted murderer who walked away from a Vilas County job site on Tuesday has been apprehended.

ORLANDO, FL (WEAU) -- Todd Brecht, a convicted murderer who walked away from a Vilas County job site on Tuesday has been apprehended.

The Marion County Sheriff's Department in Florida says it learned Brecht may be using an alias and traveling on a Greyhound bus headed to Orlando on Saturday morning.

Both the Marion County Sheriff's Department and Orlando Police Department followed the bus to the bus station. Once there, deputies identified Brecht and took him into custody around 5:15 a.m.

The Orlando Police Department says Brecht will be returned to Wisconsin where he faces escape charges.

All of this started on Tuesday evening, when the Oneida County Sheriff's Department received a call reporting a walk away at Camp McNaughton State Prison. The camp reported that 54-year-old Brecht walked away from the job site sometime around noon that day.

In a release, Sheriff Grady Hartman stated, "I would like to thank all agencies for their cooperative investigative assistance, which lead to the apprehension of the suspect."

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ORLANDO, FL. (WEAU) -- Todd Brecht, a convicted murderer who walked away from a Vilas County job site on Tuesday has been apprehended.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Department says Brecht was taken into custody, without incident, in Orlando, Florida.

No information was immediately available regarding the circumstances of his capture.

On Tuesday evening, the Oneida County Sheriff's Department received a call reporting a walk away at Camp McNaughton State Prison. The camp reported that 54-year-old Brecht walked away from the job site sometime around noon that day.

In a release, Sheriff Grady Hartman stated, "I would like to thank all agencies for their cooperative investigative assistance, which lead to the apprehension of the suspect."

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