Beaver Dam Man Sentenced For Failing To Return To Jail

(Juneau) A Beaver Dam man was sentenced to ten days in jail and placed on probation for one year Thursday for failing to return to the Dodge County jail after a medical appointment. Matthew Haas entered a no contest plea to a felony count of Escape Criminal Arrest. Haas was approved to visit the emergency room at Marshfield Medical Center – Beaver Dam last June. A family member dropped Haas off at the front door, but they later called the jail saying that he never checked-in. Hospital staff told authorities they never saw Haas and law enforcement’s attempts to reach him were unsuccessful. Roughly ten hours after leaving the jail, the 29-year-old contacted the facility to say he was on his way back and apparently said he was at the hospital the whole time. A one-year jail sentenced was imposed and stayed.