Escaped Patient Captured 10 May 12

A man that escaped from the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center on Tuesday was captured by police on Wednesday. 25-year-old William Daniel Pfeffer Jr reportedly walked away from the St. Peter hospital campus on Tuesday, and authorities searched for him by ground and air throughout the day. Pfeffer is said to have been a patient in the lower security portion of the facility for people considered mentally ill and dangerous, and was reportedly nearing the end of his treatment when he escaped. The St. Peter Police Department says that he was located near 7 Mile Creek Park south of St. Peter at just before Noon Wednesday.