Archive for Thursday, September 18, 2008

Prisoner escapes from northwest Kansas prison

September 18, 2008


Christopher Zorn

Christopher Zorn

State law enforcement officers are looking for a convicted felon who escaped Tuesday from a work crew in Norton.

Christopher Zorn, 46, an inmate at the Norton Correction Facility in northwest Kansas, is accused of assaulting an elderly woman in her Norton home and stealing her vehicle after the escape, said Troy Thomson, Norton County sheriff. The woman was transported to a trauma center in Wichita as a result of the injuries, he said.

Officers believe Zorn has a 1987 Mercury Sable, with license plate QZM 153, out of Norton County, the sheriff said. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation sent out a statewide news release about the escapee on Thursday.

Zorn is described as being a white male, 5-foot-11, 187 pounds, with red hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with information about Zorn's whereabouts is encouraged to call 911 or 1-800-KS-CRIME.

Zorn has been convicted of several burglaries across the state, Kansas Department of Correction records indicate. He was also convicted of escaping from custody in Seward County on Nov. 10, 1980.


jafo 9 years, 7 months ago

1987 Sable?? don't think he'll get very far. btw - Palin needs to hook him up with some Kawasaki glasses from Japan.

bearded_gnome 9 years, 7 months ago

so, this guy has a thirty-year criminal record! nice he's got such job security! can't be very bright though, commit an assault, just for a 21-year-old Sable? I'm assuming this is in the paper because of a statewide bulletin. I hope that if there were local connections to this story the ljworld/authorities would've put it in! wonder if he's even still in kansas now?

bearded_gnome 9 years, 7 months ago

he stole it from an old lady ... "it was only driven on sundays, too and from church" so maybe in better shape? I do hope the lady recovers fully. catch this slime! why don't our prisons inmates on work detail have gps monitoring anklets?

RKLOG 9 years, 7 months ago

The Sable should be easy to locate. It will be about a half a block form its dropped transmission.

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