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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sex offender escapes from Lansing

Posted: April 18, 2012 - 6:19am
Updated: April 25, 2012 - 9:47am

The Kansas Department of Corrections says around 3 a.m., Wednesday, April 18th, Gary Leslie Furthmyer escaped from the minimum security facility in Lansing, Leavenworth County, Kansas. He was on a minimum security job assignment at the facility's steam plant

Furthmyer was serving a sentence of up to 25 years for Indecent Liberties with a child. He was sentenced in 1986, according to KDOC records. His earliest possible release date was October 2014. KDOC records also show Furthmyer has previously escaped, from a Louisiana prison in 1988, he was apprehended five years later in Texas.

He is described as a fair skinned white male, 5'9" tall, 185lbs, with blue eyes and brown hair.

KDOC says that all escapees should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Gary Leslie Furthmyer is urged to call 911 or the Lansing Correctional Facility at 913-727-3235.

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