Winnebago man breaks out of detox

Has slender build, shaved head

NEW ULM — Law enforcement is searching for a 43-year-old Winnebago man accused of breaking a window and running away from the Brown County Evaluation Center (detox) early Sunday morning.

Cain Buster Waltermann is facing felony escape from custody charge and a felony first-degree damage to property charge . Both charges were filed Wednesday in Brown County District Court.

According to court documents, New Ulm Police were notified at about 5:12 a.m. Sunday that Waltermann escaped from detox, 510 Front St. N. He is about 5’10”, slender, with a shaved head.

Waltermann was brought to the Brown County Evaluation Center by the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office and placed on hold. He was arrested in Faribault County for felony receiving stolen property and felony firearm possession by an individual convicted of a crime of violence and transported to the Faribault County Jail.

A hold was initiated against Waltermann due to a supervised release violation for a felony third-degree controlled substance crime. He was transported to detox after exhibiting signs of being under the influence of illegal controlled substances.

New Ulm Police Patrolman Cory Lyons arrived at detox shortly after the report that Waltermann escaped. Detox staff said they noticed a broken window on the west side of the facility at about 5 a.m. Staff entered the room and noticed Waltermann was gone.

Officer Lyons reviewed video footage that showed Waltermann running from the area near the broken window at 3:52 a.m., then running south behind residences near detox. An individual was viewed running to a white or silver pickup truck a block south of detox that was driven north on Front Street.

New Ulm Police Sgt. Aaron Widmark reviewed a video Monday of Waltermann escaping detox at 3:53 a.m. The headlights of a white crew or club cab full-size pickup truck come into view. It appears a shadow approaches and enters the passenger side as the vehicle pulls away from the curb.

Sgt. Widmark later met with a paramedic from the Allina Ambulance garage at 520 Front St. N. who viewed footage and said he saw a white pick-up truck passing the ambulance garage at 3:53 a.m.

Detox staff estimated window replacement cost at about $2,300.

The Faribault County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) assisted the Minnesota Department of Corrections – Probation with a probation compliance check on Waltermann in Winnebago, according to a FCSO press release.

Deputies noticed stolen property in Waltermann’s residence before arresting him for violation probation conditions.

The FCSO executed search warrants at Waltermann’s residence and seized controlled substances, a firearm, ammunition and a large number of stolen items from multiple burglaries. Probable cause charges include a probation violation, felony receiving stolen property, gross misdemeanor ineligible person in possession of a firearm and ammunition and fifth-degree controlled substance possession.


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