FOND DU LAC - The U.S. Marshals Service confirms authorities arrested Graham Stowe in Fond du Lac during a high risk traffic stop Saturday night.
The 30-year-old escaped from a mental health institute in Madison last July.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Patrick Amerson tells FOX 11 Stowe was picked up by Green Bay deputy marshals and Fond du Lac police around 9:30.
Fond du Lac police officers were called to the area of W. Johnson St. and N. Peters St. to assist the U.S. Marshal Service in arresting Stowe.
Police say they made a high risk traffic stop in the area of Forest Ave. and S. Brooke St.
Stowe and a passenger in the vehicle were taken into custody without incident.
Authorities transported Stowe to the Fond du Lac County Jail on a warrant.
The passenger was released into the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.
Amerson says It's not yet known if that person was assisting Stowe or had assisted him in his escape.
Many of the details surrounding Stowe's capture are still unknown, however, Amerson says an informant helped lead to Stowe's arrest.
Stowe escaped from the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison on July 2, 2013.
He was committed to the institute in 2004, and again in 2009.
In 2004, police say Stowe broke into his former girlfriend's rural Brown County home.
He allegedly tied up her brother and father, doused them in gasoline and threatened to light them on fire.
No one was seriously hurt.
Fond du Lac police told FOX 11 no one was available for comment Sunday on the arrests.
The U.S. Marshal Service is leading the investigation.
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