Archive for Thursday, March 2, 2006

Young, Manard back in Kansas

March 2, 2006, 11:03 a.m.

Updated: March 2, 2006, 5:48 p.m.

Toby Young John Manard are both back in Kansas after their capture in Tennessee.

Manard is the convicted murderer whom Young allegedly sprung from prison. The two were captured a week ago in eastern Tennessee by U.S. Marshals and local law enforecement officials. Young is being held in the Leavenworth County Jail on charges of helping in the escape; Manard is in Lansing Correctional Facility, his previous home before the escape.

Young,made her first appearance Thursday morning in Leavenworth County District Court. She is charged with aiding and abetting aggravated escape and aiding a felon.

Deborah Owens, a spokeswoman for the Leavenworth County Attorney's Office, said Young's hearing was continued to 9 a.m. Friday. The reason for the continuance, Owens said, was so that Young could appear with counsel.

"She said she wanted to hire an attorney," Owens said.

Judge Frederick Stewart set Young's bond at $100,000 Thursday afternoon, and Young remaines in jail.

Young was the president of the Safe Harbor Prison Dog program at the prison; Manard was one of the inmate dog handlers. Authorities say other inmates in the program loaded a dog crate containing Manard into the Safe Harbor van on the morning of Feb. 12, and that Young drove the van out of the prison. Young's familiarity with a guard allowed the van to leave the prison grounds without being searched.

Prison officials say Young was a willing participant in the well-planned escape.

After Manard's return to Lansing Correctional Facility on Thursday evening, he was placed in administrative segregation, said Bill Miskell, a spokesman for the Kansas Department of Corrections. That means Manard will be confined to a one-person cell for 23 hours a day. During his one hour a day out of the cell, Manard will be handcuffed, possibly shackled, and under the constant supervision of a corrections officer.

Manard also faces a date in Leavenworth County District Court, on a charge of aggravated escape.

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