Current list of Kansas escapees
Escape: A minimum security inmate at Winfield Correctional Facility, Dwyer escaped from work release along with fellow inmate Wayne Purdy, on Nov. 26, 2009.
Description: 5-9, 175 pounds, brown hair, blue eyes
Offense: Theft, Sedgwick County
Aliases: Scott Deer, Dan Dwyer, Glenn Dwyer
Wayne L. Purdy
Escape: Purdy, a minimum security inmate at Winfield Correctional Facility, escaped from work release along with fellow inmate Scott Dwyer on Nov. 26, 2009.
Description: 6-1, 165 pounds, brown hair, green eyes
Offense: Aggravated burglary, Sedgwick County
Aliases: Lazy Purdy
Jose Alvaro Ibanez
Escape: Ibanez, a minimum security inmate at the El Dorado Correctional Facility, escaped on March 29, 2007. DOC officials say that they believe Ibanez fled to his native country of Mexico.
Description: 5-8, 211 pounds, black hair, brown eyes
Offense: Drug dealing, Sedgwick County
Aliases: Chaba Ibanez
Justin Dean Petrie
Escape: Petrie, a minimum security inmate at the Norton Correctional Facility, escaped on April 19, 2003.
Description: 5-10, 190 pounds, brown hair, blue eyes
Offense: Manufacture of controlled substance, Osage County
Aliases: Justin Phillips
Randy D. Schmidt
Escape: Schmidt, along with another inmate, fled in a dump truck from the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson on July 18, 1980. Schmidt was a minimum security inmate at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility, and was working on the grounds crew when he escaped. The inmate who escaped with Schmidt was later arrested in Oklahoma. Schmidt was arrested in New Mexico several months after the escape, but by the time his fingerprints matched and Kansas authorities were notified, Schmidt had been released from jail.
Description: 5-10, 155 pounds, brown hair, blue eyes
Offense: Two counts rape, two counts sodomy, Sedgwick County
Priscilla Ann Frey
Escape: Frey, along with two fellow inmates, escaped from the Lansing Correctional Facility on Dec. 24, 1974, which at the time housed female inmates. The three presumably escaped by climbing an 8-foot fence surrounding the female dormitories. The two women Frey escaped with were both later arrested, one in Wichita, and the other in Louisiana. DOC officials say Frey has not been arrested in the United States, as her fingerprints would have matched in a national database. Frey remains the longest standing escapee from a Kansas prison. While it’s been 35 years since she escaped, DOC officials said recent tips and leads have been received in her case.
Description: 5-1, 121 pounds, brown hair, green eyes
Offense: Forgery, failure to appear, Reno County