UPDATE: Inmate Returned To Hutchinson Prison

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email


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Thursday, October 17, 2013


Chad Alan Leichhardt, the Hutchinson Correctional Facility work release inmate who walked away from his job last week in Newton, waived extradition from Oklahoma today and is being returned to the custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections.

Leichhardt was apprehended in Perry, Oklahoma on Saturday and has remained in the county jail in Perry. After waiving extradition he is being transported by corrections officers back to HCF.

Upon completion of the investigation, the reports will be forwarded to the Reno County District Attorney’s Office for review and possible prosecution.

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

An inmate at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility who walked away from work release in Newton is back in custody.

At approximately 4 p.m. Friday, authorities discovered 39-year-old Chad Leichhardt was not at his work site at Industrial Metal Fabrication in Newton. Leichhardt was apprehended early Sunday morning in Perry, Oklahoma.

He is currently being held in the county jail, awaiting extradition back to Kansas. Leichhardt was to be released in February.

He was convicted on charges of DUI, aggravated burglary, drug violations, criminal threat, attempting to elude police and theft. The crimes took place in Sedgwick and Sumner County.

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