Convict escapes from Corrections vehicle

Authorities are searching for a prisoner who escaped from a Department of Corrections vehicle in Milwaukee.

DOC spokesman Tristan Cook says 22-year-old Anthony Stephenson escaped from the vehicle while he was being transported through Milwaukee’s north side on Tuesday. Cook declined to comment when asked how Stephenson escaped, saying the incident was under investigation.

Stephenson was sentenced to three years in prison and three years on supervised release in 2014 after he was convicted of theft.