The last of four inmates who escaped from the Ottawa County Jail in Kansas on Wednesday was captured in Omaha Friday afternoon.
Twenty-two-year-old Eric James was doing time for robbery and other crimes when he and three fellow inmates escaped from the jail in Minneapolis, Kansas, about 120 miles west of Topeka. He was believed to be driving a stolen Nissan Altima.
Officers who spotted a Nissan with Kansas license plates driving in the area of 30th and Franklin just before 4:30 p.m. determined that the vehicle was stolen and possibly in possession of James. Police made contact with the driver, but did not locate James in the vehicle.
The investigation led officers to a residence on North 31st Avenue between Dodge and Davenport. Police remained outside and called for James, who came out and was taken into custody without incident.
He was taken to Douglas County Corrections and booked as a fugitive from justice.
Twenty-two-year-old Santos Carrera-Morales, a convicted murderer, was arrested Thursday night in Russell, Kansas, about 80 miles from the Ottawa County Jail. Two of the escaped inmates were caught Wednesday, including one who surrendered in North Platte, Nebraska.
Twenty-one-year-old Drew Wade turned himself in at a North Platte Wal-Mart, about 240 miles northwest of the Ottawa County Jail. Authorities said Wade, serving time for robbery and aggravated battery, was traveling in one of the stolen vehicles, a minivan.
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