Escaped Kansas inmate recaptured in Wichita

George Lawson

Escaped Kansas inmate recaptured in Wichita

By George Lawson. CREATED Jun 13, 2014

An inmate who walked away from a work-release job site last week has been recaptured in Wichita. 

Officials at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility say 43-year-old Christopher Ward was caught Thursday evening by Kansas Department of Corrections agents, K-9 officers and U.S. Deputy Marshals. 

Ward left a job site in Chase, Kansas.   He had prior convictions including fleeing and eluding law enforcement, and he was scheduled to be released in May of 2016.