Archive for Friday, May 10, 2013

All 3 Kansas prison escapees recaptured

May 10, 2013, 10:13 a.m. Updated May 11, 2013, 12:49 a.m.


All three inmates who walked away from a northeast Kansas prison on Friday morning were back in custody Friday night, the Kansas Department of Corrections reported.

Two surrendered Friday afternoon at a northwest Missouri home where they had been holed up for hours, authorities said. Allen M. Hurst, 31, and Scott A. Gilbert, 49, surrendered in Edgerton, Mo., after several hours of negotiations with law enforcement, Platte County Sheriff’s Capt. Erik Holland said.

About 10:30 p.m. Friday, inmate Randy Ridens Sr., 57, was apprehended as he was entering Topeka.

Earlier Friday, Leavenworth County Sheriff’s officers conducted a search for Ridens around Bonner Springs, where Ridens was originally from.

Hurst and Gilbert led law enforcement officers on a chase before they took refuge in a home in Edgerton. On Friday morning, Platte County officers tried to pull over a stolen car in Platte City, Mo. Shots were fired at deputies at least twice during the ensuing chase, Holland said. The officers, who did not return fire, were not injured.

Hurst and Gilbert bailed out of the vehicle after it became stuck in the home’s yard. Then they broke into the house about 30 miles north of Kansas City. The owner was away at the time, and Holland said there was no connection between the homeowners and the men.

Kansas Department of Corrections spokesman Jeremy Barclay said Hurst and Gilbert were both convicted in Sedgwick County, Kan., in 2010 of multiple counts of burglary and theft. Ridens was convicted in the Shawnee and Douglas counties in 2010 of several burglary counts and one count of theft.


Currahee 11 months, 1 week ago

If you can't do the time, don't do the crime....


lawrenceloser 11 months, 1 week ago

I'm always amazed at the stupidity of prison escapees. They are smart enough to break out but get caught because they have no logical plan when they do get out. For one you need to arrange for someone to pick you up so they don't trace your plates or stolen car. Then you need a "safe house" to hide out that is outside of the 48 hour barrier, because once past 48 hours you have a much better chance of not getting caught.


bearded_gnome 11 months, 1 week ago

"highway Z" ... seriously. like from a sript of Twilight zone or something.

glad two in pocket no LEO injuries. good.

hoping #3 goes soon.


blindrabbit 11 months, 1 week ago

Ridens headed North, hoping for a job this December, using a Santa disguise.


tanaumaga 11 months, 1 week ago

These guys really need to take advantage of the gym facilities at the jail.


MarcoPogo 11 months, 1 week ago

They sure don't want to head in the direction of Franklin County today.


bearded_gnome 11 months, 1 week ago

57, from DGCO. kinda not so young to be on the run.

guess they're surrounded now. just hope no LEO's get injured!


FlintlockRifle 11 months, 1 week ago

Viewing live on channel 241 KSHBD, right this minute


Karl_Hungus 11 months, 1 week ago

They all kind of look like the same person but at different ages in their life


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