Archive for Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Shawnee County sexual predator escapes from Larned State Hospital

August 5, 2008


Perry Isley, a convicted sex offender from Shawnee County, escaped from custody at the Larned State Mental Hospital early Tuesday morning. He is known to have family ties to Colorado and Oklahoma.

Perry Isley, a convicted sex offender from Shawnee County, escaped from custody at the Larned State Mental Hospital early Tuesday morning. He is known to have family ties to Colorado and Oklahoma.

A 50-year-old man escaped from the Sexual Predator Treatment Program at Larned State Hospital early Tuesday morning.

At 2 a.m. hospital staff were unable to locate Perry Lee Isley Jr.

The Pawnee County Sheriff's Office is leading the investigation with local and state officials to locate Isley. Any individual on escaped status should be considered potentially dangerous.

According to the Kansas Department of Corrections, Isley was convicted in Shawnee County and sentenced on July 6, 1995, on two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child under the age of 14.

Isley has previously escaped from custody in Pawnee County on April 24, 1987.

Authorities describe Isley as white, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing about 168 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.

According to Michelle Ponce, director of communications for the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Isley is known to have connections to Colorado and Oklahoma.

Anyone with information regarding Isley or his whereabouts is asked to call 1-800-572-7463.


cabella 8 years ago

He escaped at 2:00 AM and we are just now being notified!?

Luxor 8 years ago

Uh, doesn't the Dept. of Corrections have a photo to provide?

kujayhawk 8 years ago

It's harder to escape from prison.

Munsoned 8 years ago

His second time? Ummm, when he tells the guards "hey, look over there", maybe they shouldn't look. Surely it was more complex than that, but how genius can you be when you like to diddle kids?

Deb Engstrom 8 years ago

If you read the article, he was in the Sexual Offender Treatment Program, and is not an inmate. His sentence expired for his sex offenses in 2006.

kusp8 8 years ago

WTF!? Seriously, why was this guy in a 'Hospital'!? He clearly needs to be in jail and let him suffer from the wrath of his actions.-Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

Chris Golledge 8 years ago

Umm, yeah, for those of your asking why this guy isn't in jail, Larned does have a criminally insane ward. Maybe he was there.

somebodynew 8 years ago

Larned is also the place with the Sexual Predators are housed AFTER they complete their prison term. It is a completely separate commitment and not under the control of KDOC from what I believe.

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 8 years ago

I just got ready to post, refreshed, saw your lengthy reply, but have yet to read it. In the meantime...( It's so dark in here, it's hard to see, let alone make sense of someone else's words. )Whenever we act in a vengeful manner or attempt to exact justice by imposing a capital penalty, we chose to devalue life for whatever reason. This is the choice of the perpetrator... to devalue life ( or persons ) for whatever reason.It doesn't matter what the reasons may be. ( We certainly don't attach any validity to the reasoning of the perpetrator. ) It is the devaluing of life ( and persons ) which permits the crime ( and loss ). If we deplore, in others, that which leads to the abuse of children, then we should recognize and deplore this same "devaluing of life" whenever it surfaces within us, ourselves.

sherbert 8 years ago

sherbert (Anonymous) says: How come I had to read about the Lawrence bowling alley fire on Is there anything on ljworld about it? I've looked through a couple times and can't find it:*******Multidisciplinary (Anonymous) says: yesterday it was breaking news here I think you check the most discussed list/page you can track recent articles through the discussions.*****Okay, it was an update last night after it happened, is there not an article about it today?

Confrontation 8 years ago

A bullet to the head initially would've prevented this whole mess. This man is a disgusting pig and more children are in danger now.

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 8 years ago

One more, and then I'll quit.I hold this absolutely indefensible belief that the Universe is just.As just as energy, in all it's forms, is conserved.(This delusion is at the heart of Multi's karmic observations.)But, like Leonard, in Memento, we lack the faculty to appreciate the deeper workings, the broader relationships, the justice inherent in our world. Like Leonard, we have to piece together clues, often going on faith alone. Like Leonard, we can choose a vengeful existence.(And don't misunderstand, for all its shortcomings, vengeance is not an altogether bad thing. I consider it a primitive perception, appreciation, and expression of the broader quality of justice to which I've alluded. But vengeance is just a faltering baby step; it won't deliver us to any truly desirable destination; it will leave is all-too-often unexpectedly flat on our... seats.)Protect the children from those who would harm them, remove those who would harm others from society, and let the Universe take care of its monsters, lest we become monsters, attempting to render a justice which invariably lies beyond our reach.

Boston_Corbett 8 years ago

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tangential_reasoners_anonymous 8 years ago

Py: "Maimed or exterminated..."What is it about a "monster" that just makes us want to become one?... heinous envy?

sherbert 8 years ago

How come I had to read about the Lawrence bowling alley fire on Is there anything on ljworld about it? I've looked through a couple times and can't find it...

Jonathan Kealing 8 years ago

We'd been working on this story - based on a tip - for about an hour before we posted it. Sorry we didn't have the photo an the DOC or RO links in the story initially; we wanted to get the words out and then add the other stuff as quickly as we could. Jonathan KealingOnline / Lawrence Journal-World / 6News

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 8 years ago

Working from a weak trace, my paraphrase( you may know the anecdote better than I ) ...As the story goes, a group of learned theologians were arguing the relative severity of "sins," attempting to arrange them hierarchically, when a thoughtful indivdual observed, "The sin is not in the ( particular ) act, it is in the turning away from God."And so, perhaps all "sins"-all evil acts-are equal... in the sense that they reflect a turning away from that which is Good ( concentric vowels permitted ).

simplyamazed 8 years ago

If you have heard about selective hearing then you should know also there is selective writing and reporting as well!

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 8 years ago

Py-in-the-Sky: "Actually, they should just be shot."Winged, maimed, or murdered?

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 8 years ago

Py-thagorean Theorem: "... capital punishment (whether by shooting, hanging, injection, or other) for convicted molesters, rapists, or murderers would not put us on the same footing with those very criminals, or anywhere in the ballpark...."Then, not only are you on the same playing field, but you may be further into the game than you realize.How did we arrive here? We identify certain crimes-say, for example, murder-as being the absolute worst form of human behavior, deserving of our worst punishment. And our response to this absolutely unacceptable, despicable crime is... to engage in the very same behavior.

acg 8 years ago

Under the age of 14? Yeah, shoot to kill when looking for this scumbag!

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 8 years ago

Py: "Heinous envy? WTF?"( It was a play on words. )And, I, for one ( sometimes two ), refuse to "agree to disagree"( whatever that means ).

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