Bismarck police say a man serving a sentence at the Bismarck Transition Center walked away from the facility.
Anthony Weasel, Jr., 26, was sentenced Tuesday to five days in jail for shoplifting $22.98 in merchandise from Walmart on Sunday, 10 days in jail for shoplifting $75 in merchandise from Walmart on Monday and 10 days in jail for fleeing from police during an investigation, according to court documents.
Bismarck Police Officer Pat Renz said the Bismarck Transition Center reported at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday that Weasel had left the facility. BTC houses some inmates serving Bismarck Municipal Court sentences.
Weasel had been sentenced on July 8 to 20 days in jail on a district court charge, to be served at the same time as a five-day sentence from Bismarck Municipal Court. According to Burleigh County Detention Center records, he was released on July 26 on those charges. He was released from the detention center on July 28 after being held for detoxification purposes, then was arrested on July 29 on the shoplifting and fleeing from police charges for which he was sent to the Bismarck Transition Center.
Renz said Weasel is Native American, 6-feet tall and 180 pounds. He has a small beard, and his head is shaved. He was last seen wearing a black tank top. Court documents since 2005 list a San Carlos, Ariz., address for Weasel, though they also list a North Dakota driver’s license number.
Anyone with information about Weasel’s whereabouts should contact the Bismarck Police Department at (701) 223-1212 or Crime Stoppers at (701) 224-TIPS (224-8477).