Tipster Ruins Jail Escape In Riley County

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

RILEY COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) -- Riley County Police say they’ve uncovered a plot for an escape from the Riley County Jail.

Officials say a confidential informant contacted the department Thursday, March 8, 2012 and told officers that plans were in place for one of the jail's inmates to break out of the facility.

Riley County Police Department’s spokesman Lieutenant Josh Kyle says that an investigation was started immediately as were security sweeps in the jail, which resulted in officers finding more evidence of the conspiracy to escape from custody. Kyle tells WIBW that the plot included multiple people and a weapon that was discovered inside the jail.

No arrests have been made in connection with the incident. Kyle declined to specify what kind of weapon officers found in the county jail. He also would not discuss how the weapon could have gotten into the facility.

The case has been forwarded to the Riley County Attorney’s Office for possible prosecution and charges, which Kyle says is typical in investigations involving suspects that are already in custody.

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