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Sex offender escapes from state prison in Lansing

April 18, 2012, 9:56 a.m. Updated April 18, 2012, 11:03 a.m.

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Gary Leslie Furthmyer escaped from Lansing Correctional Facility overnight Wednesday. He is described as 5'9", 185 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He also goes by Frank Schell.

Gary Leslie Furthmyer escaped from Lansing Correctional Facility overnight Wednesday. He is described as 5'9", 185 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He also goes by Frank Schell.

— A 59-year-old convicted sex offender escaped early Wednesday from Lansing Correctional Facility.

Gary Leslie Furthmyer escaped from his minimum custody job assignment at the facility steam plant, according to corrections officials.

Furthmyer is serving a six- to 25-year sentence for a 1985 conviction on indecent liberties with a child and aggravated failure to appear in Sedgwick County.

He also escaped Department of Corrections custody in 1988 and was returned to custody in 1993. He also served time in Texas and Louisiana before returning to Lansing in 2005 on a parole violation.

Furthmyer is described as a 5-foot-9, 185-pound white male with brown hair and blue eyes. He also has used an alias, Frank Schell.

Anyone with information about Furthmyer is asked to call 911 or Lansing Correctional Facility at 913-727-3235.

The escape currently is being investigated, corrections officials said.

Comments

evilpenguin 1 year, 12 months ago

Convicted on a 6-25 year sentence in 1985.

2012-1985 = 27

Why the extra time?

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lkr2 1 year, 12 months ago

did he escape from the plant or from lansing? Where was he found in 1993? Where was he hiding for those 5 years. His mug shot shows more grey hair (at least facial) instead of brown but of course if smart he will color his hair right off. A lot of easy detail questions are missed.

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jhawkinsf 1 year, 12 months ago

Why was this guy in a minimum security facility when he had previously escaped for five years? That, and being a violent predator, should have earned him a spot in maximum security for all the rest of his days.

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Tally Houk 1 year, 12 months ago

What is going on with the Kansas prison system. Did they take the day off? I mean 4 people in Kansas have escaped from prison just today. Get it together!

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