Update: Escaped Prisoner Surrenders

By: KOLN, The Associated Press Email
By: KOLN, The Associated Press Email

A 17-year-old who escaped from custody as he was being brought to the Adams County Courthouse in Hastings last Thursday turned himself in to police Sunday morning.

Zachary Vaught, who got away while handcuffed as sheriff's department deputies were taking him from a squad car to the courthouse around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, surrendered around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

Vaught was being taken to court for violating terms of his probation. He pleaded no contest in July 2013 to second-degree assault. A judge sentenced Vaught to two years of supervised probation.

A prisoner who escaped in suburban Des Moines while being transferred for a court hearing in a burglary case was captured Friday night. Thirty-seven-year-old Kenny Bevard was found hiding under the porch of a house in Prole, just south of Des Moines.

Bevard suffered minor injuries from resisting a K-9 used to bring him out. He was treated and taken to the Polk County Jail. Forty-one-year-old Casey Joe Risius was arrested and faces charges for allegedly aiding and abetting Bevard.

Bevard escaped around 4:50 p.m. Thursday in Clive while being driven to Adel in Dallas County. He was handcuffed when got out and ran as the Dallas County sheriff's vehicle stopped in traffic.

Bevard has served prison time for burglary and for being a felon in possession of a firearm.


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