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Escaped Saline County child killer turns himself in in Wichita

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at 11:06 p.m.
  • Updated Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at 6:32 a.m.

A convicted child killer who escaped from Saline County jail earlier this week turned himself into authorities Wednesday night in south Wichita, an official with the U.S. Marshals said.

Antonio Brown, 29, called the agency from a payphone in the 2800 block of south Broadway to end a three-day manhunt for him “without incident,” Troy Oberly, a U.S. Marshals supervisory deputy for Wichita, said. Authorities think Brown arrived in Wichita sometime Tuesday and hid until “he just ran out of places to go,” Oberly said.

Brown was booked into Sedgwick County jail at 9:46 p.m., jail booking records show. He will be transported back to Saline County jail at a later date, Oberly said.

Brown, who pleaded no contest in January to first-degree murder and child abuse in the beating death of his girlfriend’s 14-month-old son, walked out of a jail holding cell Monday after it was opened by mistake, according to the Associated Press. He then followed a transport vehicle on foot out of a garage door.

His escape went unnoticed for up to 10 minutes, the Associated Press reports.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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