The woman accused of helping a convicted killer escape Lansing Correctional Facility is scheduled to appear in court today and will face a new charge related to the escape.
Toby Young, 48, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with aiding and abetting aggravated escape and aiding a felon in the Feb. 12 escape of John M. Manard, 27. Young ran Safe Harbor Prison Dog program at the prison and is alleged to have spirited Manard out of the prison in the program's van.
Leavenworth County Atty. Frank Kohl said Thursday he would file an additional charge today of introduction of contraband against Young. Kohl said a post-escape investigation produced evidence that Young gave Manard a cellular telephone to use within the prison walls.
Young and Manard were captured Feb. 24 in rural Tennessee. Young continues to be held in the Leavenworth County Jail on $100,000 bond. Manard is back at Lansing.
Kohl said today's hearing for Young before Leavenworth County District Judge Frederick Stewart would act as a first appearance on the new charge and to schedule preliminary hearings on both charges.