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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- A convicted sex offender who escaped in Lawrence while being driven from Virginia to Colorado is back in custody.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/Rrq2Zx) police captured 22-year-old Deon Gregory Routt shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday after a chase near Memorial Stadium at the University of Kansas.
A private security firm was transporting Routt when the van stopped in Lawrence around 5:30 p.m. Monday so officers could check on a prisoner. Routt to the opportunity to bolt.
Routt is a registered sex offender. He was convicted last year of sexually assaulting a child in Colorado.
Authorities were uncertain if Routt was shackled or handcuffed when he made his escape.
Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley had few details about Tuesday's capture but said he didn't think anyone was injured.
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