GREEN BAY – An inmate being returned to Brown County to face drug charges escaped from an employee of a Green Bay contract transportation business while the officer was getting food for the inmate, according to the sheriff’s office.

Tyler James Martinez, 31, was being extradited from Los Angeles to face multiple drug charges in Brown County. He escaped from a Redi Transports employee about 1:10 pm Tuesday while in the concourse at Chicago O’Hare International Airport awaiting a connecting flight to Appleton International Airport.

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Martinez fled when the Redi Transports employee was purchasing the inmate some food, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday morning.

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