- Associated Press - Friday, June 30, 2017

LANSING, Kan. (AP) - A man who escaped from the Lansing Correctional Facility has been recaptured in Topeka.

The Kansas Department of Corrections says 34-year-old James Stewart II was arrested in Topeka Friday about two hours after he was seen driving away from the prison in a state of Kansas vehicle.

The corrections department said Stewart was a minimum-security inmate.

Stewart was convicted of aggravated robbery in three cases in Shawnee and Jefferson counties in 2003 and 2013.

He was apprehended by members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force as well as the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Highway Patrol.

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