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Wyandotte County jail escapee caught in Clay County

Posted: 10:04 PM, Mar 26, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-26 23:04:58-04
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The man who escaped Wyandotte County custody while receiving medical treatment avoided capture for less than a week.

Brandon Banister is back in a jail cell Thursday night after being apprehended across the state line in Clay County.

Banister, 34, escaped about 3 a.m. on Sunday, March 22, from a Wyandotte County Sheriff's Deputy while being treated at the University of Kansas Hospital, according to a Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department news release.

He was being held in Wyandotte County on drug charges and a Missouri parole violation. His last known address was in Riverside.