Escaped Ness County Inmate Caught In Western Kansas

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

TREGO CENTER, Kan. (AP) _ A convicted rapist who escaped from the Ness County jail is in custody after his arrest in Trego County.

Trego County Sheriff Rich Schneider says officers arrested 37-year-old Benito Cardenas Jr. Sunday afternoon at a farm east of Trego Center, about 9 miles south of WaKeeney.

The Hays Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/p7HduE ) a woman called officers when a man came to her farm and said he wanted her car. The woman resisted and the man left. He was found at another farm and surrendered without incident.

Ness County authorities have not said how Cardenas escaped from jail on Friday.

Cardenas was convicted last week of rape and aggravated criminal sodomy under Jessica's Law because his victim was under the age of 14. He could be sentenced to life in prison.

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Information from: The Hays Daily News, http://www.hdnews.net


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