Missing woman found, arrested

MERCER COUNTY, N.D. - UPDATE: The Mandan Police Department has released new information about a woman that went missing before being arrested.

Lt. Pat Haug with Mandan Police says 22-year-old Baylee Fitzgerald was voluntarily in a living center in Dickinson. Haug says Fitzgerald left the facility and it was decided that she would be placed in Centre Inc. in Mandan.

Police say Fitzgerald was in Centre Inc. for approximately five days when she did not return, which caused the issue of the arrest warrant from Parole and Probation.

Fitzgerald's family did report her missing with the Mercer County Sheriff Dept. when she did not return to Centre Inc.


ORIGINAL STORY: A woman who was last seen in the Bismarck-Mandan area Tuesday, has been found and arrested.

Lt. Pat Haug with the Mandan Police Department says no official report was made through their police department on the disappearance of 22-year-old Baylee Fitzgerald.

Haug says Mandan PD looked into the case because of all the social media posts.

He says Fitzgerald was at a Dickinson rehab center and was recently taken to Centre Inc. in Mandan and didn’t check-in.

Sgt. Mark Buschena with the Bismarck Police Department referred us to the Mercer County Sheriff’s office.

We left a voicemail for the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office but will not hear back until tomorrow because their point of contact for mug shots and missing persons is out due to weather conditions.

Court documents show Fitzgerald had warrants out for her arrest.

Haug says Fitzgerald is being held at the Mercer County Jail.