10 Jun 2014

Inmate found in hot water cupboard

2:13 pm on 10 June 2014

A man who escaped from a prison has been found hiding in a hot water cupboard in a house on a farm near Milton in South Otago.

Stephen Uriah Maddren.

Stephen Uriah Maddren. Photo: NZ POLICE

Stephen Maddren was being taken back to the Otago Correctional Facility near Milton after a court appearance on 3 June when he fled from his escorts.

Police say the 25-year-old was arrested about 12.45pm on Tuesday after being found in the cupboard and was being taken to the Dunedin police station.