Prisoner who escaped from Lansing Correctional Facility is under arrest

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- An escaped inmate who police considered armed and dangerous is under arrest after evading capture since Monday. Cal Henry Green III was caught in Independence, Mo., on Thursday after escaping from Lansing Correction Facility in a two-and-a-half ton former Army dump truck.

U.S. Marshals confirmed that a fugitive task force captured him, he's being returned to the Kansas Department of Corrections. He'll face new charges for escape from custody, and possibly theft as well.

Green was tracked to a house on Ash Street near East 19th Terrace. An Independence police street crimes unit and Marshals surrounded a house, and Green came out and surrendered peacefully.

Green fled in the truck on Monday afternoon, it was later found abandoned near 92nd Street and Parallel in Kansas City, Kan.

He wasn't on a work release program but had a job inside of the prison. He had last been seen around 11:45 a.m. on Monday. Officials said around 1:20 that afternoon the warden ordered an emergency head count, and that's when they realized Green was gone.

The KCK native has been in and out of prison and jail since 2000 for charges such as forgery, burglary and, most recently, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm. He was due for release in 2022, but is facing more time with new pending charges.

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