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Inmate Back in Custody in Northern Kansas

staff - July 10, 2016 6:07 am

PHILLIPSBURG, Kan. (AP) – An inmate who escaped from a northern Kansas jail is back in custody.

Norton Police Chief Ron Ridley says 18-year-old Trent L. Ludwig was arrested without incident Friday at a home in Norton. Hayspost.com reports Ludwig was found hiding in a closet.

Phillips County Sheriff Paul Wisinger said Ludwig of Hayward, Wisconsin, was being held at the county jail on misdemeanor drug charges and other local charges when he escaped Thursday evening.

Ludwig is currently being held in the Norton County Jail awaiting transfer back to Phillips County.