Archive for Thursday, September 9, 2010

West Virginia teen inmates captured by Basehor police

September 9, 2010

On a routine check of a neighborhood, Basehor Police recently ended up capturing three escaped inmates from a youth home in West Virginia.

After police went to check out an area where they heard dogs barking early Wednesday, an officer found three 19-year-old inmates who had escaped earlier this week from a maximum-security youth home in West Virginia.

When officers tried to talk to three men walking on North 155th Street at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, the men took off running, said police chief Lloyd Martley. After chasing them on foot for several blocks, the officers captured them, with help from officers from the Tonganoxie Police Department.

After the men were caught, police identified them as the escaped inmates. They had stolen at least two cars in the two days since their escape, and they had just broken into a nearby church.

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