Escaped Inmate from Kansas county jail recaptured

Jason Lesage (Courtesy Russell County Sheriff's Office)

RUSSELL, Kan. (AP) – Law enforcement authorities say an inmate from the Russell County jail was free for about seven hours after escaping from the jail.

The county sheriff’s department says Jason Lesage escaped about 4 a.m. Saturday. He was recaptured about 11 a.m. Details of the arrest were not immediately released.

The Hays Post reports a vehicle reported stolen in Russell was located Saturday morning in the southeast part of Dorrance, about 20 miles east of Russell.

The Kansas Department of Corrections says Lesage has previous conviction for burglary, forgery, weapons and drugs.

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