Escaped Ness County Inmate Caught In Western Kansas

By: AP Posted by Amanda Lanum
By: AP Posted by Amanda Lanum

OGALLAH, Kan. (AP) - A convicted rapist who escaped from the Ness County jail last Friday is back in custody.

Officers arrested Benito Cardenas Jr., 37, in western Kansas on Sunday.

KFDI reports ( ) officers from four agencies helped arrest Cardenas after a standoff at a house just south of Ogallah Sunday evening. He surrendered peacefully after a standoff at the home.

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

No further information was immediately available.
Information from: KFDI-FM,

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