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Lansing Correctional dump-truck escape artist receives 10-year sentence

Lansing Correctional Facility
Posted at 4:50 PM, Dec 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-11 17:50:23-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Lansing Correctional Facility inmate who escaped prison in a stolen dump truck earlier this year got 10 years added to his sentence today in Leavenworth County court.

Cal Green III, 37, was sentenced to 122 months for aggravated escape from custody, felony theft and burglary of a motor vehicle, Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson announced.

Green left the prison after stealing a state-owned prison trash vehicle on Jan. 7, 2019. He ditched the vehicle in Kansas City, Kansas, prompting a three-day manhunt that involved law enforcement from Missouri and Kansas before he was recaptured.

He was located Jan. 10 in Independence, Missouri, and apprehended by Kansas Department of Corrections special agents and the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force.

Green, who was serving time for an aggravated battery conviction in Wyandotte County, requested probation in the case and “complained that the Leavenworth County Attorney’s office did not agree to any plea bargain” during his sentencing hearing, the County Attorney’s office said in a statement.

The court sided with Thompson’s office.

“A lot of effort went into apprehending Green, he should serve the required sentence for escape,” Thompson said in a statement.

Now, Green, who has a prior conviction for escaping custody in Johnson County and was scheduled for release in 2023, must serve an additional 10 years.

Green pleaded guilty to all three charges on Nov. 4.