LANSING, Kan. (AP) -- Authorities in northeast Kansas have recaptured a minimum-security inmate who walked away from a work detail.
Fifty-two-year-old Ronald J. Emons was caught without incident near Fort Leavenworth, a Kansas Dept. of Corrections spokesperson said.
He was being held at the Lansing Correctional Facility for violating his probation for a 2011 conviction of attempted indecent liberties with a child.
KAIR Radio reports Emons went with a work crew around 6 a.m. Monday to a reservoir outside the prison compound's fenced area. Staff noticed him missing around 10:40 a.m.
A spokesman for the Kansas Corrections Department says Emons could be in Atchison. He's from that area and still has family there.
A judge sentenced Emons in July 2011 to probation for attempted indecent liberties with a 14- to 16-year-old child. He has been sent to Lansing twice for violating the terms of his probation.
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