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.
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.