One of four inmates who escaped from a Kansas jail Wednesday morning walked into a North Platte, Nebraska Wal-Mart later in the day to turn himself in.
Drew Wade told authorities he had phoned his father, who persuaded him to turn himself in. Wade approached the Wal-Mart manager and asked the manager to call police.
The 21-year-old Wade and three other inmates escaped from the Ottawa County Jail in Minneapolis, Kansas. The jail is about 120 miles west of Topeka and 240 miles southeast of North Platte.
Kansas prison officials have since removed all inmates housed at a county jail after the four escaped. Two of those men, including a convicted killer, were still missing Thursday.
Department of Corrections spokesman Jeremy Barclay said the 18 inmates who were being held at the Ottawa County Jail because of state prison overcrowding have been returned to a state facility in Ellsworth.
Barclay said the move is temporary as the department investigates the escape and reassesses placing inmates in the jail. Kansas allows some county jails to house prison inmates under state contracts to help alleviate prison overcrowding.