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Common Law: Flying fugitives back to jail

Bringing back fugitives wanted on felony warrants falls on the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Judicial Division. Deputy pilots Steve Saffell and Nathan Bevis fly on the sheriff’s airplane to retrieve some 200 inmates a year. What may seem like an extravagance actually saves taxpayers more than $100,000 a year. Read the story on and follow the deputies on a one-day trip — shown here in two parts today and Monday.

(Watch Part 1 after the jump)