UPDATE: Escapee from Lansing Apprenheded

A man who escaped from the Lansing Correctional Facility has been recaptured in Topeka.

The Kansas Department of Corrections says 34-year-old James Stewart II was arrested in Topeka Friday about two hours after he was seen driving away from the prison in a state of Kansas vehicle.

The corrections department said Stewart was a minimum-security inmate.

Stewart was convicted of aggravated robbery in three cases in Shawnee and Jefferson counties in 2003 and 2013.

He was apprehended by members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force as well as the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Highway Patrol.



Original Story:

Authorities in Lansing say they are a looking for a man who escaped from the Lansing Correctional Facility.

Police say 34-year-old James Stewart II escaped early Friday. Details on how he escaped were not immediately released. Stewart is described white, 6-foot tall, 179 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. He is driving a silver Impala with Kansas tags.Stewart has used the names Jamesson Fuerebjorn and Jim Stewart as aliases. He was in prison for an aggravated robbery conviction in Jefferson County in 2013. He was also convicted for two 2013 aggravated robberies in Shawnee County.