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Winfield Prison Escapees Still at Large, Stolen Truck Recovered

WINFIELD, Kan. (AP) — A box truck that two inmates used to escape from the Winfield Correctional Facility in south-central Kansas has been found abandoned about 15 miles away. The Kansas Department of Corrections said in a news release that the truck sustained a blowout and was found Sunday morning.

The discovery was made one day after corrections officials identified 52-year-old Robert Cook and 48-year-old Frank Crutchfield as missing.


Now, officials say a truck belonging to the nearby city of Douglass is missing and that the fugitives are suspected of taking it. The vehicle is described as a dark blue 2006 GMC Sierra with a Kansas license tag of 74914.  Authorities are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of the two men or the missing truck to contact law enforcement.


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