UPDATE: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
An inmate who escaped from a north Kansas jail this weekend has been taken back into custody.
At about 1 a.m. this morning, Joseph A. Mosier surrendered to the Elk County Sheriff's Office.
Warrant deputies have since retrieved Mosier and booked him into the Sedgwick County Detention Facility.
He now faces additional charges pertaining to the escape.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from an north Kansas jail, and say he may be in the Wichita area.
Twenty-five-year-old Joseph A. Mosier is a Sedgwick County inmate who was being housed in Osborne County.
Sometime on Sunday, Mosier escaped from the jail's fenced exercise yard. His disappearance was not discovered until a headcount was done around 10 p.m. that night.
From there, Mosier is believed to have stolen a truck from the city of Osborne. That truck was recovered Monday in Augusta, in Butler County.
Another vehicle was stolen a few blocks from where the truck was recovered. Police are now searching for a dark blue 1996 Ford Thunderbird with Kansas tag 943 CVZ. He was last seen in the Augusta area Monday afternoon.
Mosier has friends and family in the Augusta and Wichita areas. He was originally jailed in Sedgwick County on charges of burglary, criminal damage to property, attempted theft and parole violations. He now has additional arrest warrants for aggravated escape and auto theft.
Anyone with information on Mosier's whereabouts is asked to contact the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office at (800) 874-6449, Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111 or call 911.