2 inmates returned to Stillwater prison following escape

State officials say two inmates who escaped the Stillwater prison on Tuesday night are back in custody.

According to a press release from the Bayport Police Department, at 9:51 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Stillwater Prison for two walk-aways from the minimum-security facility.

Bayport Police, along with surrounding law enforcement agencies, began setting up a perimeter, and a drone was requested from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

At 9:58 p.m., an officer with the Oak Park Heights Police Department saw the two inmates walking west on 60th St. near the Tire Pros. The news release states that contact was made with the inmates, who were then taken into custody.

Bayport Police Department has requested formal charges, one count of escape from custody, for both individuals.