Update: Trego County Escapee Captured

10:55 a.m. – According to the Trego County Sheriff, Richard Hanks, law enforcement officials have captured Ashley Cooper.
Ashley Cooper
Hanks said that Cooper was captured on Interstate 70 west of WaKeeney between milemarkers 126 and 127.

The Trego County Sheriff was assisted by the WaKeeney Police Department and the Kansas Highway Patrol.


8:30 a.m. – The WaKeeney Sheriff’s department is asking the public for help in locating a subject who escaped custody Tuesday evening.

According the Trego County Sheriff, Richard Hanks, at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday officers conducted a traffic stop in WaKeeney and as a result Ashley Cooper was placed under arrest and place inside a patrol car.

While the officers were dealing with her husband Cooper escaped from the patrol car on foot while still wearing handcuffs.

Hanks said they are now asking that anyone with information, or if you see her to contact your local law enforcement officials.

Ashley Cooper is also known as Ashley Poole of Lana Poole. She is described as a 5’6” white female with blonde hair.


6:30 a.m. Law enforcement authorities in the region continue to look for a suspect who escaped during a vehicle stop Tuesday evening in Trego County.  Ashley Cooper is also known as Ashley Poole or Lana Poole.  She is 5’6″ tall.


The Trego County Sheriff’s Department has asked area law enforcement to be on the lookout for a woman who escaped police custody late Tuesday evening. Initial reports are that she escaped from a police car in Wakeeney while wearing handcuffs.

The suspect, Ashley Cooper, is described as a white female with blonde hair in a pony tail She was last seen wearing light colored jean shorts, a tanktop and sneakers.

No additional details were available. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Trego County Sheriff’s office at (785) 743-5721.

Stay tuned to Hays Post and Eagle Radio for updates.

  • O’Neill Clan

    How many inept law enforcement people do we hire? Everybody seems to be escaping.

  • way2go

    A white girl with blond hair wearing clothes.. I’ll find her!

  • hmmmm

    Just look for the girl with her hands cuffed behind her back. I bet that would be her.

  • IamwhoIam

    Would be nice if the picture were bigger than 1 inch. Can’t really see anything. I’m sure she’s not going to be hard to find… Stupid people like her don’t make it out long.

    • Bobabuoy

      Dude if you click on it, it does get larger for your viewing convenience.

      • IamwhoIam

        I did click on it, it didn’t get any bigger….I am smarter than the average bear.

        • Bobabuoy

          Apparently not.

  • On the lamb

    Is it wrong that I am kinda rooting for her. Run Lana Run.

    • gskeers


  • other foot

    Typical blonde, trying to thumb a ride with her hands behind her back.