Captured: U.S. Marshals arrest Davonte Harris, who walked away from work release site

MILWAUKEE -- Authorities have captured 25-year-old Davonte Harris, who escaped from his work release job site in early January.

U.S. Marshals say he was "more than likely armed and dangerous." Milwaukee County filed formal felony escape charges against him.

Harris was serving a prison sentence for a 2012 New Year’s Eve armed robbery at a strip mall on Capitol Drive. The victim had a concealed carry permit, and the two exchanged gunfire. Harris nearly lost his life.

“He suffered severe injuries. You would think it would have had him change his ways,” the agent on the case explained.

In prison, he had earned the privilege to move from a maximum security prison to a minimum security center on work release. But in January of 2017, he pushed his luck yet again. Just weeks before he was to be out on parole, he escaped from his job site.

Harris was taken into custody after a vehicle pursuit and brief foot chase on Monday, November 6th.