Escaped Leavenworth County Inmate Is Recaptured

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LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) _ An inmate who escaped from the Leavenworth County Jail during the weekend is back in custody.

Leavenworth County Undersheriff Ron Cranor said 29-year-old Raheem Keron Armstead was recaptured Monday morning. Details of the arrest were not immediately available.

The Leavenworth Times reports (http://bit.ly/130s86P ) Armstead escaped Saturday afternoon while taking trash to an outside trash bin.

A police advisory said Armstead has a history of fighting with and eluding police. He was convicted in 2008 of robbery and aggravated burglary.