Suspect in corpse burning suspected of soliciting to escape from jail

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Friday, December 13, 2013

JANESVILLE — Nathan Middleton, a town of Porter man accused of hiding and burning the body of a Dane County woman, was arrested Friday on suspicion of soliciting to escape from the Rock County Jail.

Rock County detectives began investigating Middleton's escape plans last week after learning he was plotting to escape from jail, according to the Rock County Sheriff's Office.

Middleton told inmates he wanted to escape, and he attempted to contact friends and relatives for help to escape, according to the sheriff's office news release.

Middleton is in jail on a $100,000 cash bond on two felony charges. He is accused of hiding and mutilating the corpse of 18-year-old Aprina Paul in November.

Jail security for Middleton has been increased, according to the sheriff's office. He is scheduled to be in court at 3 p.m Monday.

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