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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Jail break reported in Ottawa County, Kansas

Posted: April 18, 2012 - 5:33am
Updated: April 21, 2012 - 3:51am

UPDATE: All four escaped inmates back in custody.

Operation 100 News is working to learn more on a report of a jail break from the Ottawa County Detention Center in Minneapolis, Kansas, about 20 miles north of Salina. The break is said to have occurred around 4:45 a.m..

The Kansas Highway Patrol says four males, armed with shanks, escaped from the facility. One of the men was quickly captured, the other three fled in a gold or brown, 2002 Nissan Altima. A direction of travel for the vehicle was not known and there were no immediate reports of any injuries.

Ottawa County Officials say that four male inmates overpowered Corrections Officers. The four were armed with shanks (illegal prison made knives). One of the men was apprehended a short time later. Three others remained at large as of Wednesday morning.

All four of the men are prisoners of the Kansas Department of and had been housed at the Ottawa County Detention Center since January.

The Kansas Highway Patrol along with Law Enforcement from Saline County are assisting in the search for the suspects.

Schools from USD 239 were CLOSED Tuesday citing an "unresolved city issue."

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to call 911, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-572-7463 or the Ellsworth Correctional Facility at 785-472-5501.

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