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Police seeking escaped inmate from Leavenworth County Jail Saturday

December 29, 2012


An escaped Leavenworth County Jail inmate is being sought by law enforcement in surrounding areas after Raheem Keron Armstead, 29, ran away from the jail Saturday afternoon.

Raheem K. Armstead

Raheem K. Armstead

A release from the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office describes Armstead as a black man, six-foot-three, 190 pounds, with a slim build, short, black hair and brown eyes. He has tattoos of smiling and frowning faces on his chest and a clown face on his back, as well as tattoos on his neck.

Armstead escaped from a work detail about 1 p.m. Saturday while emptying an outdoor trash bin. He was last seen running southwest away from the jail, wearing green and white-striped jail clothes and tennis shoes.

Arrested June 26 on felony drug charges, Armstead was being held at the jail pending additional drug and non-payment of child support charges. He has a history of eluding police and absconding from state supervision, according to a police advisory immediately following the escape.

Armstead served time in prison after a 2008 conviction for robbery and aggravated burglary in Douglas County. Immediately after the escape, police radio alerts suggested Armstead might have been traveling south from the jail in a girlfriend's 1995 Chevy Monte Carlo, color unknown.

Anyone who sees Armstead, or a person matching his description, is urged to call 911 or the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office at 913-682-5724.


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