Lansing prison escapee back in custody

James Stewart II (Courtesy: Kan. Dept. of Corrections)

LANSING, Kan. (KSNW) – Authorities say they have caught the man who escaped from the Lansing Correctional Facility.

Police say 34-year-old James Stewart II escaped early Friday. He was apprehended in Topeka.

Stewart was reported missing after he was seen departing the Lansing Correctional Facility at about 8:30 in a 2008 Chevy Impala with a Kansas official state license plate.

He was in prison for an aggravated robbery conviction in Jefferson County in 2013. He was also convicted for two 2013 aggravated robberies in Shawnee County.

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