Captured: Police say violent sex offender who escaped custody is behind bars in Miami County

OSAWOTOMIE, Kan. -- The violent sex offender who escape custody during  a work release program in Johnson County is now back behind bars.

Police arrested 38-year-old Jason Hale in Osawotomie Friday around 5 a.m.

Hale now in custody in the Miami County Jail.

Jason Hale

Police said while searching for Hale he was spotted in Ottawa, Gardner and Paola.

At some point he bought a bike, camping supplies and a "Jason mask."

Hale was convicted of one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child less than 14 years old in Shawnee County.  The charge was filed in 2006, he was sentenced in December 2009.

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