Inmate who escaped from Kansas prison captured
August 10, 2017
WINFIELD, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man who escaped from a Kansas prison where he was serving time for a burglary case has been recaptured in another county.
Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet says 53-year-old Lewis Mitchell was caught shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday after a sheriff's deputy saw him hitchhiking along a highway and, after approaching the man, saw him run into a corn field.
The Kansas Department of Corrections said Mitchell had walked away Tuesday night from the Winfield prison in Cowley County.
Mitchell was serving a sentence of two years and three months on a Sedgwick County burglary conviction.