UPDATE: Truck Used In Kansas Prison Escape Found Abandoned
The Kansas Department of Corrections said in a news release that the truck sustained a blowout northeast of Rock and was found Sunday morning.
The discovery was made one day after corrections officials identified 52-year-old Robert Cook and 48-year-old Frank Crutchfield as missing.
Now, officials say a truck belonging to the nearby city of Douglass is missing and that the fugitives are suspected of taking it. The vehicle is described as a dark blue 2006 GMC Sierra with a Kansas license tag of 74914.
Authorities are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of the two men or the missing truck to contact law enforcement.
ORIGINAL: Two inmates have escaped from the Winfield Correctional Facility in south-central Kansas.
The Kansas Department of Corrections said in a news release that 52-year-old Robert Cook and 48-year-old Frank Crutchfield were identified as missing Saturday afternoon.
The 5-foot-10-inch, 225 pound Cook was last seen driving a white one ton box truck used to transport food from a kitchen to the inmate dining room. He has convictions for burglary and theft out of Harvey County, Cowley County and Butler County, aggravated indecent solicitation out of Pratt County and an aggravated escape conviction from 1983 out of Sedgwick County.
The 5-foot-11-inch, 231 pound Crutchfield is serving time for multiple burglaries, thefts and criminal damage to property out of Sedgwick County and an aggravated escape from custody in 1983 from Shawnee County.