Man who escaped Lansing prison sentenced to ten more years behind bars

LANSING, Kan. — Scott Gilbert, a 53-year-old inmate, already in the Lansing Correctional Facility for burglary and theft and convicted and sentenced to 128 years in Missouri for ten crimes relating to his escape in May 2013, has now been sentenced to ten more years behind bars for the charge of ‘aggravated escape from custody’.

Gilbert was sentenced to 128 years on 10 felonies including firing at a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest in January of 2015 in Platte County court. A Platte County jury convicted him after a two week trial.

In 2010, Gilbert was convicted in Sedgwick County for burglary and theft and was serving time at the Lansing Correctional Facility. He along with two others escaped the Lansing Facility on May 5, 2013. Riddens fled Kansas and into Missouri on that day before law enforcement could apprehend him. Randy Riddens previously plead guilty as charged to this same aggravated escape. Riddens was found in Topeka. He received 122 months sentence for this crime. Allen Hurst still awaits trial for the aggravated escape, and is innocent until proven guilty.