Archive for Friday, February 17, 2006

Fugitives continue to elude authorities

February 17, 2006

A convicted killer and the prison volunteer who is said to have helped him escape Sunday from Lansing Correctional Facility continue to elude authorities.

Kansas Department of Corrections officials Friday afternoon said there was no new information to report on the escape of John M. Manard, a 27-year-old inmate serving a life sentence for first-degree murder, aggravated robbery and criminal possession of a firearm. He is thought to have escaped with the help of 48-year-old Toby Young, who ran the Safe Harbor Prison Dog program at Lansing.

Authorities continue to plead for leads about the vehicle in which the two may be traveling: a gunpowder blue, 1998-2000 Chevrolet sport utility vehicle.

"We have not received any information about this vehicle," said Bill Miskell, a spokesman for the Kansas Department of Corrections.

Manard is described as a white male, 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, with red/auburn hair and hazel eyes. Young is described as a white female, 5-foot-1, 130 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

They are said to be armed and dangerous and may have dyed their hair a darker color.

The two are featured on the "America's Most Wanted" Web site, amw.com.

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