UPDATE: ALL Escapees Have Been Captured
Update Friday 11p.m. inmate Randy Ridens, Sr, was apprehended as he was entering Topeka, Kansas. He was immediately transported back to Lansing Correctional Facility. Earlier in the evening, Allen Hurst and Scott Gilbert, the other two minimum custody escapees from Lansing Correctional Facility, had been apprehended and taken into custody by law enforcement officers in Clinton County, Missouri.
Update 5:00 pm.
At 5:02 pm, it was confirmed that Allen Hurst and Scott Gilbert, two of the escapees from Lansing Correctional Facility, had been apprehended and taken into custody by law enforcement officers in Clinton County, Missouri. Randy Ridens, Sr, remains on escape status. Authorities are looking for:
Kansas Department of Corrections spokesman Jeremy Barclay says the inmates escaped early Friday from the minimum security unit at the Lansing Correctional Facility. He says they ran into a home in Platte County, Mo., on Friday.
No shots have been fired. Area TV broadcasts show lines of police cars surrounding the home in a rural area near Edgerton.
North Platte R-1 School District Superintendent Jeff Sumy says the district was asked to keep students inside at an Edgerton school.
Friday morning it was confirmed that three (3) minimum custody Kansas Department of Corrections inmates housed in the minimum unit at Lansing Correctional Facility were declared on escape status.
All escapees are considered armed and dangerous. If anyone has information pertaining to the whereabouts of Allen Hurst, Scott Gilbert, and/or Randy Ridens, Sr, please call 911, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-572-7463 or Lansing Correctional Facility at 913-727-3235.