Some got out of jail on bond and failed to show up for a court date.
Some stopped checking in with a probation officer.
Some have been charged with a crime but haven't yet been arrested.
For whatever reason, the 10 people shown above have been identified as the county's "Most Wanted" by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, as a result of a request from the Lawrence Journal-World.
"It's either because of the nature of the charges, or the fact that we've had the warrant and exhausted our leads," sheriff's spokeswoman Lt. Kari Wempe said of why these 10 are on the "Most Wanted" list.
All of them have warrants for their arrest in felony cases. But take heart: None is a Bonnie or Clyde. Many are wanted for nonviolent crimes such as forgery.
"This is a wonderful problem to have, when you stop and think about it. You look at the list of the most wanted, there's not a serial murderer, there's not multiple robberies with dead people in their trail," said Kyle Smith, a Kansas Bureau of Investigation spokesman. "That's a reason to be glad."
Wempe said the public can help bring them to justice by calling 843-TIPS (8477) if they have any information on a fugitive's whereabouts.
There might be something in it for those who help lead authorities to a fugitive. Callers to Crime Stoppers with information that leads to the person's arrest may receive a reward of up to $1,000. Callers may remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to caller ID.
Crime Stoppers pays
Callers to Crime Stoppers, 843-TIPS (8477) with information that leads to the person's arrest may receive a reward of up to $1,000. Callers may remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to caller ID.