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One Winfield Correctional Facility Escapee Back in Custody

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Mar 12, 2015 02:00 PM
A Crime Stoppers tip led to the arrest Wednesday of escapee Frank L. Crutchfield, 48, by Wichita Police. Authorities continue to search for Robert E. Cook, 52, who escaped with Crutchield from Winfield Correctional Facility Saturday.
One Winfield Correctional Facility Escapee Back in Custody

Wichita Police arrest escapee Frank L. Crutchfield (above). Police continue to seek Robert E. Cook (below right).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 20, 2012 

Contact: Communications Office
kdocpub@doc.ks.gov
(785) 215-2857

One Winfield Correctional Facility Escapee Back in Custody 

One of two Winfield Correctional Facility inmates who escaped Saturday is  back in custody. Wichita Police Department officers arrested Frank L. Crutchfield, 48, at a Wichita residence shortly before 10 a.m., today.

According to officials with the Enforcement Apprehension and Investigations (EAI) unit of the Kansas Department of Corrections, a tip to Crime Stoppers alerted authorities to Crutchfield’s whereabouts. EAI officers will transport Crutchfield back to the Winfield Correctional Facility where he will be interviewed. 

Escaped from Winfield Correctional Facility June 2012Still missing after the escape is inmate Robert E. Cook, 52, described as being 5’10” tall, weighing about 225 pounds, with gray hair, hazel eyes and a gray beard. The two escaped from the Winfield Correctional Facility at about 1:30 p.m., Saturday in a state-owned truck which was found Sunday morning abandoned about 15 miles north of Winfield. It is believed that the two then stole a City of Douglass vehicle described as a dark blue 2006 GMC Sierra with a Kansas license tag of 74914. The truck also has “City of Douglass” on a door on each side, a brush guard on the front, yellow caution lights on top, and two side-mounted tool boxes in the rear. 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Robert E. Cook or the vehicle is encouraged to contact law enforcement officials or to call 911. 

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