Archive for Thursday, November 17, 2011

Two men who escaped from state prison captured in KCK

November 17, 2011, 8:12 a.m. Updated November 17, 2011, 11:17 a.m.


Two men who escaped Tuesday from the Lansing Correctional Facility are back in custody.

Matthew Glen Allender and Chad Duane Amack turned themselves in about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of North Fifth Street in the urban core of Kansas City, Kan.

Brett Peterson, communications coordinator for the Lansing Correctional Facility, said in a news release prison investigators had received information the two inmates were living on the street in Kansas City, Kan. Investigators, in turn, contacted the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department and special enforcement officers with the Kansas Department of Corrections.

When approached by officers, Allender and Amack turned themselves in and were apprehended without incident, said KCK Police Officer Brittanie Priutt.

Both Allender and Amack have been returned to Lansing and now face charges in Leavenworth County District Court for aggravated escape from custody.

The two were discovered missing about 6 p.m. Tuesday from the minimum-security unit at Lansing. Amack is a 22-year-old who is serving a 23-month sentence based on a Shawnee County conviction for theft and aggravated burglary. Allender, 28, is serving a 23-month sentence for two convictions of theft, also in Shawnee County. Both had been scheduled for release from prison in mid-2012.

Tuesday’s prison break was the second in less than two months at Lansing. On Sept. 14, 33-year-old Ronny Dale Peters escaped from the minimum-security unit. He was captured two days later in Gardner.

Peterson said there were no similarities between the two incidents, but he declined to provide details.

“Their escape from custody remains under investigation and further details regarding this will not be released. The Lansing Correctional Facility feels that releasing this information could be detrimental to facility security,” Peterson said.

Peterson indicated it was standard procedure for prison officials to review and critique escapes and take appropriate actions.


Glenn Reed 6 years, 4 months ago

"Hello there, officer! I can't find a job. can I go back to jail?"

garyr 6 years, 4 months ago

They turned themselves in? If I was going to turn myself in, I'd go on a crime spree first. They're going to get more time anyway. Why not go out in style?

Hadley_says 6 years, 4 months ago

They had less than a year of time left to serve, and they walk away.

I think they flunked the IQ test, and now go back in where they obviously belong.

gccs14r 6 years, 4 months ago

Or they're hoping to have more time tacked on. Why work, if all your needs are met in prison?

bearded_gnome 6 years, 4 months ago

I too wondered about the "aggrivated" part of the escape.

bearded_gnome 6 years, 4 months ago

the two men, being from Shawnee county, just couldn't resist the bright lights and fancy music from all them honkytonks and had to break out or go crazy. that, or the soiled doves are cheaper in KCK.

pace 6 years, 4 months ago

Sounds like they were stupid. I am glad they turned themselves in. It is the best move if they ever want a chance at a life.

blindrabbit 6 years, 4 months ago

These guys were at the low end of the ascending (right side) of the bell curve for intelligence!

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