Crime & Courts

Two of three escaped jail inmates back in custody, Kansas sheriff looking for third


The Woodson County Sheriff’s Office said in an update Friday morning that Jordon Stout was back in custody.

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A southeast Kansas sheriff is looking for an inmate who escaped from jail.

The Woodson County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday afternoon that Jordon Stout and two other inmates escaped from jail. The other two inmates were recaptured within an hour of the sheriff’s office post to Facebook.

Stout, a 29-year-old man, was described as 6-foot-2 with brown hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing orange jail scrubs.

He may be in a stolen maroon 2001 Chevy S10 with a dark green tailgate, the sheriff’s office said. The pickup truck has a Kansas license plate of 303HYV.

Sheriff’s office records shows that Stout was one of five inmates on the Woodson County Jail roster as of Wednesday. He was arrested by the Yates Center Police Department on Monday, and he was being held in lieu of a $6,500 cash surety bond.

The sheriff’s office asked residents to lock their doors and call law enforcement if they see Stout.

Yates Center is about 100 miles east of Wichita.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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