2 men back in custody after escaping Bethel correctional center
The two men who escaped from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center overnight Friday are now in custody, according to the state Department of Corrections.
Carl J. Konig, 31, and Wilson Teddy Beaver, 43, escaped from the facility between 10 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Saturday, according to a statement from DOC spokeswoman Megan Edge.
Edge said on Sunday morning, Konig and Wilson were seen by a Bethel Police Department emergency dispatcher. Two Bethel police officers arrested them with the help of Alaska State Troopers and a field probation officer.
Neither man had yet been sentenced during their custody at the correctional center. Beaver had been held since Sept. 4 on charges of assault, attempted sexual assault and burglary, while Konig had been held since April 28 on charges of assault.
Beaver and Konig's escape is still under investigation, Edge said.