A inmate who escaped Monday from the Lansing Correctional Facility is back in custody.
Updated: 4:48 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, with additional information.
An inmate who escaped Monday from the Lansing Correctional Facility is back in custody.
Cal Henry Green III was apprehended at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Independence, Missouri.
“It was without incident,” Kansas Department of Corrections Samir Arif said of the apprehension.
Green, 36, reportedly left LCF grounds Monday without permission by driving away in a dump truck that is used by the prison. The truck was later found abandoned in Kansas City, Kansas.
Green had been a minimum security inmate at the prison. He was on a work assignment when he reportedly left in the truck.
He was serving a sentence at LCF following an aggravated battery conviction in Wyandotte County, according to a Kansas Department of Corrections website.
He was sentenced for the charge in 2014. His earliest possible release date was November 2022. But this date does not reflect additional charges he now could face.
Green had earlier convictions in Wyandotte County and had served time in prison before being sentenced for the battery charge.
Green was apprehended Thursday by agents of the Kansas Department of Corrections, who were working with a U.S. Marshals fugitive task force, according to KDOC officials.
He was being held Thursday afternoon in the Jackson County, Missouri, jail.