TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Law enforcement officers have apprehended a state prisoner who walked away from a work release program in Shawnee County.
Department of Corrections spokesman Jeremy Barclay says 25-year-old David Kerth escaped Sunday morning. He was caught by the Topeka Police Department without incident around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
WIBW reports that Kerth was jailed in 2007 for a Douglas County robbery and entered the state corrections system for a 2012 probation violation. He was working at a Shawnee County processing plant as part of a state work release program.
The county is responsible for transporting work release inmates to and from their work.