Escaped Sex Offender Recaptured In Lawrence

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 ( 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.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 176490881 -
Gray Television, Inc.