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Convicted burglar escapes from Johnson County Work Release Center

John Evans Johnson Jr.
Posted at 9:33 PM, Mar 12, 2024

UPDATE: March 21, 11:30a.m.: Mr. Johnson has been apprehended. The Kansas Department of Corrections says he was taken into custody by the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department. He was arrested on the warrant without incident.

A convicted burglar did not return to the Johnson County Department of Corrections Adult Residential Center after conducting two job interviews, authorities said.

John Evans Jr., 49, was placed on escaped status after not returning to the facility.

Evans was convicted in Wyandotte County for burglary and has been serving a one-year sentence at the Johnson County Work Release Center since August.

Anyone with information or who sees Evans is asked to call local law enforcement at 911.

Below is a picture of Evans:

John Evans Johnson Jr.
John Evans Johnson Jr. escapee