A look at the Lansing, Kan., prison escapees

CLINTON COUNTY, Mo. - A look through the records of the three inmates who escaped from the Lansing Correctional Center shows a long criminal history for the group.

Scott Gilbert, 49, has a criminal record in Kansas going back to 1985. He has been convicted of numerous thefts and burglaries, and has attempted escape from previous imprisonment.

Randy Ridens, Sr., 57,  has convictions from 1996 for attempted aggravated indecent liberties with a child and attempted criminal sodomy involving a minor in Wyandotte County.

Allen Hurst, 31, has a felony conviction from Texas in 1999 for indecency with a child and sexual contact.

Gilbert and Hurst peacefully surrendered after a 6-hour standoff with police in a Clinton County home Friday. Ridens remains on the loose. Police say he shaved all his facial hair off prior to escaping.

According to records uncovered by the 41 Action News Investigators, 10 inmates have escaped the Lansing Correctional Facility since 2002. Three men escaped between September and November of 2011. Another inmate escaped in a dog crate with the help of a prison volunteer in 2006. Other escapes happened in 2005, 2004 and 2002.

 

Print this article Back to Top

Comments