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Archive for Wednesday, August 10, 1994

TWO KANSAS PRISON ESCAPEES NABBED IN ATCHISON

August 10, 1994

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A former Lawrence man who escaped from a Kansas prison Sunday was apprehended by authorities Tuesday, officials said.

Genaro Lewis, who escaped with another man Sunday from the Winfield Correctional Facility, was apprehended without incident in Wichita.

Lewis, 30, was convicted in 1985 in Lawrence on a charge of voluntary manslaughter in connection with the death of 21-month-old Duane Beers.

He had been serving a five-to 20-year prison term.

Another man who escaped with Lewis, Justin Jackson, 23, was arrested Monday night in Wichita. Both were being held in the Sedgwick County Jail.

Two other escapees from the minimum-security federal prison camp at Leavenworth also were arrested without incident Tuesday night, authorities said.

Garry Davis and Kenneth Hibbert were arrested shortly after 6 p.m. in the Atchison area, the warden's office said. The men had walked away from the camp early Monday.

Davis, 34, of Fordland, Mo., was serving 60 months for conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine. Hibbert, 35, of St. Louis, was serving 111 months for possession and manufacture of methamphetamine and use of a firearm.

Both men were returned to the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth and placed in secure housing.

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