In custody again: Prisoner who escaped from Lansing Correctional Facility

LANSING, Kan. — An inmate who was on the run after escaping from Lansing Correctional Facility Friday morning has been apprehended. The prisoner, James Stewart, 34, escaped at about 8:20 a.m., and was apprehended at about 10:54 a.m. in Topeka, the Kansas Dept. of Corrections said.

They did not elaborate on how he was apprehended.

“We were just informed by LCF staff that the inmate has been recaptured and is in custody,” said the Kansas Department of Corrections in a tweet.

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Authorities say the inmate will be driving a white or silver 2008 Chevy Impala with Kansas state license plate #16520.

James Stewart, 34, is reportedly six feet tall, weighs 179 pounds. He has green eyes and brown hair.

If anybody observes anything suspicious or a vehicle matching that description, please call 911 or the facility at 913-727-3235.

Prison officials say he escaped at approximately 8:20 a.m.

Stewart is serving time for an aggravated robbery in Shawnee County (Topeka-area) in 2003. He was convicted and sentenced in 2005. Stewart’s custody was labeled ‘minimum custody’ at the time of his escape.