WINFIELD, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Corrections is looking for two inmates who escaped from a Winfield, Kan. prison early Saturday afternoon.
Authorities say Robert Cook, 52, and Frank Crutchfield, 48, escaped just before 2 p.m. Saturday from the Winfield Correctional Facility. Winfield is about 220 miles southwest of Kansas City near Wichita, Kan.
Cook, who is serving time for burglary and theft out of Harvey, Cowley and Butler Counties and aggravated indecent solicitation in Pratt County, is described as having gray hair, hazel eyes and a gray beard, about five-feet, 10-inches tall and weighing about 225 pounds. He previously escaped from a Sedgwick County, Kan. prison in 1983.
Crutchfield is described as having long reddish gray hair possibly in a pony tail, with a reddish gray beard and blue eyes. He is about five-feet, 11-inches tall. Crutchfield is wanted on multiple burglaries, thefts and criminal damage out of Sedgwick County. Crutchfield also escaped previously in 1983, though from a prison in Shawnee, Kan.
Cook was driving a white 1984 Chevrolet box truck with a tommy lift on the back, used to transport food from a kitchen to where inmates are fed. The truck is a state vehicle, though it has no license plate.
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