Kansas authorities capture escaped inmate

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STOCKTON, Kan. (KAKE) -

Authorities in Rooks County are reporting the search for a 47-year-old inmate who escaped from a prison in northern Kansas has been captured.

The Rooks County Sheriff's Office said on Facebook on Thursday that Ronald Ray Pollard escaped from the Stockton Correctional Facility. Authorities say he was taken back into custody around 6:30 p.m.

Department of Corrections records show Pollard was sentenced in August for drug distribution in Ellis County. His earliest release date was in March of 2025.

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