Winfield Correctional Facility Escapee Back In Custody

By: Kansas Department of Corrections, posted by Amanda Lanum Email
By: Kansas Department of Corrections, posted by Amanda Lanum Email

WICHITA, Kan. -- One of two inmates of the Winfield Correctional Facility that escaped over the weekend is back in custody. Between 9:30 and 10:00 Wednesday morning Frank Crutchfield, 48, was arrested by Wichita Police Department officers at a residence in Wichita.

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

Still missing after the escape is inmate Robert 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 1:40 PM Saturday, June 16th, 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 Cook or the vehicle is encouraged to contact law enforcement officials or to call 911.


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