Escaped Hutchinson inmate recaptured in Wichita

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Hutchinson inmate who has been missing since Saturday has been recaptured in Wichita.

The Kansas Department of Corrections says 43-year-old Christopher Ward was arrested Thursday evening by Kansas Department of Corrections agents, K-9 officers and U.S. Deputy Marshals. Further details of his arrest were not released.

He walked away from his work site Saturday evening at Cal-Maine Industries in Chase, northwest of Wichita.

He was serving time for convictions in Butler and Sedgwick counties for burglary, theft, aggravated burglary, fleeing and eluding and aggravated escape from custody.

Ward was scheduled to be released in May 2016.


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