- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

GIRARD, Kan. (AP) - A mother is charged with aiding her son and another man in a southeast Kansas jail escape.

The Pittsburg Morning Sun (https://bit.ly/1rxhcPG ) reports that 57-year-old Marlene Louise McAfee, of Arma, is jailed in Crawford County on $50,000 bond.

After her son, Shaun Steven Simpson, and fellow inmate Steven Ray Barnes escaped Saturday from the Crawford County Jail, surveillance video from a nearby hospital showed them getting into McAfee’s sport utility vehicle and leaving.

Authorities continued searching Tuesday for the men. The 33-year-old Simpson was being held on kidnapping and other charges, while the 26-year-old Barnes was jailed on a parole violation.

McAfee said at a bond hearing Monday that she is “cooperating with everyone.” Her attorney, Jason Wiske, didn’t immediately return a phone call from The Associated Press seeking comment.

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Information from: The (Pittsburg, Kan.) Morning Sun, https://www.morningsun.net

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