TOPEKA — A second inmate who escaped earlier this month from the Winfield Correctional Facility has been caught, authorities said in a news release this afternoon.
Officials said Robert Cook, 52, was arrested without incident late this morning by agents with the Enforcement, Apprehension and Investigations unit of the Kansas Department of Corrections. Cook was caught in Byers, which is north of Pratt near the Stafford County line.
Cook and Frank Crutchfield, 48, escaped June 16 from the Winfield facility in a state-owned truck, which was found abandoned about 15 miles north of Winfield the next day. Officials think they then stole a City of Douglass vehicle, which Douglass officials say was recovered this morning from a tow facility.
Crutchfield was arrested at a house in Wichita last Wednesday.