BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A woman who escaped from the Montana Women’s Prison in Billings has been arrested.
Members of a U.S. Marshals Service violent offender task force arrested 50-year-old Lisa Anne Nester near the Yellowstone County sheriff’s office on Saturday.
She was taken into custody without incident and had not been considered a threat to public safety.
Nester was discovered missing from the women’s prison at about 3:30 p.m. Friday.
It was the first escape from the prison since 2016, when a woman escaped by scaling a fence and was caught eight months later in Oregon.