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Extremely dangerous’ inmate escapes from Wyandotte County Courthouse

August 30, 2010, 2:06 p.m. Updated August 30, 2010, 3:10 p.m.

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George Dudley escaped from the Wyandotte County Courthouse Monday morning. Dudley should be considered "extremely dangerous" and was last seen wearing a light-colored shirt and jeans.

George Dudley escaped from the Wyandotte County Courthouse Monday morning. Dudley should be considered "extremely dangerous" and was last seen wearing a light-colored shirt and jeans.

— A convicted sex offender has escaped from custody while at the Wyandotte County Courthouse for a hearing.

A jail official said in a news release that inmate George Dudley was in the custody of Larned State Hospital personnel when he walked away Monday morning.

KCTV reports that court records show Dudley was arrested in 1996 and convicted in 1997 on three counts of indecent solicitation of a child.

The station said Monday's hearing was to determine whether he should be released. Officials determined that he was a danger to society during a previous parole hearing.

Authorities are warning that the 60-year-old should be considered "extremely dangerous." He was wearing a light-colored shirt and jeans.

Comments

DillonBarnes 4 years, 9 months ago

It was only posted 10 minutes ago, I'm sure they will get a picture up whenever they find one or the jail releases one.

Take_a_letter_Maria 4 years, 9 months ago

"George Dudley was in the custody of Larned State Hospital personnel " - doesn't sound like it.

"UfoPilot (anonymous) says… How about a picture?" - Exactly. Maybe even let us know where he was from before being convicted so we might have an idea about where he could be headed.

wmathews 4 years, 9 months ago

We're efforting a photo. The KASPER site keeps crashing, but we keep refreshing...

Whitney Mathews Online Editor

BorderRuffian 4 years, 9 months ago

"We're efforting a photo" What in the heck kind of use of the English language is THAT??? 'Efforting'?

Paul Decelles 4 years, 9 months ago

Sure...I effort, you effort, he she or it efforts...lol

independant1 4 years, 9 months ago

on average a person efforts 30X per day

IndusRiver 4 years, 9 months ago

indecent solicitation of a child.

Doesn't sound dangerous from the day it all started.

mightyquin 4 years, 9 months ago

Indecent solicitattion was what he pleaded down to. But no matter any child molester is dangerous to a child.

IndusRiver 4 years, 9 months ago

We're efforting a photo

"efforting"

Must be all beauty and no brains.

wmathews 4 years, 9 months ago

It's Monday. Sometimes fake words happen.

OldEnuf2BYurDad 4 years, 9 months ago

If efforting isn't a word, I think it should be.

Susan Mangan 4 years, 9 months ago

Great reply, Whitney! Summed up nicely :-)

LadyWolf 4 years, 9 months ago

Very nice, Whitney! Wit, humor, beauty, brains!! You go, Girl!

morganlefay 4 years, 9 months ago

Way to drop the ball on this one, Larned State Hospital personnel!

IndusRiver 4 years, 9 months ago

Couldn't have been too dangerous if he wasn't in custody.

IndusRiver 4 years, 9 months ago

I think he's an innocent man.

Railroaded.

IndusRiver 4 years, 9 months ago

Larned State Hospital could have made Mohandas Gandhi a dangerous man, but nowhere in this article does it say what makes this George "extremely dangerous."

Amy Heeter 4 years, 9 months ago

I believe it does. He solicites children for sex, therefore he is damgerous to children.

Fatty_McButterpants 4 years, 9 months ago

I love how he was there for a hearing to determine whether he should be released, but we are to consider him to be an extremely dangerous person. Hmm...maybe he shouldn't have been there to begin with??

IndusRiver: perhaps you don't consider kiddie diddler's to be dangerous, but most of us do.

IndusRiver 4 years, 9 months ago

He looks pissed off in the picture, not dangerous.

But anyway, I am so sorry but I have no idea what kiddie diddler's are. Not a clue.

openminded 4 years, 9 months ago

I work at a prison and when we go to court, they are in chains. The Larned State Hospital is NOT a prison nor a law enforcement group on any kind! Therefore, they don't shackle unless one of us is present, then we do the chains usually. There is more to this story that isn't being released. If he was in WY county, he should have been in WY county custody, not LSH. I'm a bit confused by why certain news isn't being released.

IndusRiver 4 years, 9 months ago

Well openminded, the Larned facility is two hospitals, but the buildings are all at the same location at Larned, KS. The main area is a state hospital. The rest of it is the Security hospital for the Criminally Insane. This guy came from a security unit.

Flap Doodle 4 years, 9 months ago

So, what's the bug in your britches about Larned, indus?

IndusRiver 4 years, 9 months ago

Assuming they catch him soon, the guy probably did everyone a favor by sealing his fate ...

Isn't that the point in referring to him as "extremely dangerous?" That would suggest that if you see him maybe you should hold him at gunpoint? Open fire on him? Later on the lie could be as simple as "He lunged at me." But we'll never know.

IndusRiver 4 years, 9 months ago

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Stuart Evans 4 years, 9 months ago

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Stuart Evans 4 years, 9 months ago

FYI, I wasn't trying to out anyone by calling Indus by the aforementioned escaped convict's name.. it was just a stab in the dark.

irvan moore 4 years, 9 months ago

if he is extremely dangerous why were they having a hearing to consider releasing him?

Amy Heeter 4 years, 9 months ago

My guess is that they have to review thise cases every few years. If he were in prison the hearing would have been at the prison, but since it is a mental health issue I suppose the review would be in court instead.

bearded_gnome 4 years, 9 months ago

walked away. ...
okay, so does Barney Fife work for LSH now?

Tney, you're not the first in media to use that horrific abuse of the english language "efforting" for "trying to get/find/locate/secure/etc."
unfortunately there is a trend in our culture now to rampantly turn nouns into verbs: gifting is another abomination along with "regifting."

so, Tney, I'm just gifting this advice I efforted for you.

mk9992 4 years, 9 months ago

bearded_gnome is obviously "gifted".

MerryPresent 4 years, 9 months ago

The KASPER site said he'd been released since 2006.

Sigmund 4 years, 9 months ago

MerryPresent (anonymous) says… "The KASPER site said he'd been released since 2006."

That would indicated he was released from custody from the Kansas Department or Corrections and then "involuntary civilly committed" to Larned State Hospital. The Kansas' Sexually Violent Predator Act established procedures for the civil commitment of persons who, due to a "mental abnormality" or a "personality disorder," are likely to engage in "predatory acts of sexual violence." This civil commitment occurs after any sentence imposed for criminal convictions have been served. These involuntary civil commitments can last many times longer than the original prison sentence. http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-statutes/getStatute.do?number=23676

Yes, the Supreme Court has ruled these involuntary civil commitment are Constitutional and do not violate the Constitution's double jeopardy prohibition.

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES Syllabus KANSAS v. HENDRICKS certiorari to the supreme court of kansas No. 95-1649. Argued December 10, 1996 -- Decided June 23, 1997 http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/95-1649.ZS.html

Practicality 4 years, 9 months ago

Thank You Sigmund, at last someone actually knows fact about something and supports it with evidence instead of just jumping to whatever assine conclusion they want to believe.

Good post!

Steve Jacob 4 years, 9 months ago

I hated that law from the start. Judge gives you a sentence, you serve it. Then the government decides you where not locked up long enough. Why does anyone ever get released from prison, most of the time they are going back.

At this point, I think anyone who pleads guilty to child molestation is crazy, because you will be locked up longer then you think, I'd rather roll the dice with a trial.

Sigmund 4 years, 9 months ago

The whole "likely to engage in predatory acts of sexual violence" sometime in the future has too much of a "Minority Report" feel to it for my comfort; not to mention whole the idea of Psychiatrists generating tax payer funding for their facility dependent upon how many they declare have symptoms of a incurable personality disorder. Many psychological "diseases" are little more than behavior or belief's that deviate from ever shifting current societal norms. For example, homosexuality was once classified as a disorder and homophobia is quickly replacing it, for now.

There are many examples of psychiatry being used by judicial systems worldwide to incarcerate or kill people where little or no objective evidence exists. For a relatively recent example in the United States, Texas's Dr. James Grigson (aka Dr. Death) whose testimony was used by the court to sentence a wrongly convicted man to death was the subject to a documentary "The Thin Blue Line" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thin...

"A statement issued last week by the psychiatric association says that Dr. Grigson violated the organization's ethics code by "arriving at a psychiatric diagnosis without first having examined the individuals in question, and for indicating, while testifying in court as an expert witness, that he could predict with 100 per cent certainty that the individuals would engage in future violent acts". http://www.ccadp.org/DrDeath.htm

gr 4 years, 9 months ago

"I believe it does. He solicites children for sex, therefore he is damgerous to children."

People have "solicited" newspaper subscriptions near store entrances. I felt free to decline. Were they dangerous?

Sigmund 4 years, 9 months ago

Just heard Dudley is back in custody. I'll be interested in seeing what he is charged with.

Stuart Evans 4 years, 9 months ago

he is, and I have so many questions.

A) who was this woman he called that picked him up and took him to an ATM? B) where'd he get a credit card, and how was he able to get a large enough cash advance to buy a car C) where'd he pick up the two homeless guys and a wanted criminal from Kentucky? D) did those people help him orchestrate this escape? E) was the orderly who left him unattended for a potty break in on this? If not, were they fired?

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