Missing Hutchinson prisoner found early Saturday morning

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A missing prisoner is found early Saturday morning in Hutchinson.

The Hutchinson Police Department said Germaine C. Lewis escaped from the central unit around 10:30 p.m. Friday. Sirens had been sounded off early Saturday morning in Hutchinson to alert people to the escape at Hutchinson Correctional Facility.

Lewis was found at 4:30 a.m. Saturday on the perimeter of the prison grounds.

According to prison records, he has been convicted in eight cases dating back to 1998. Lewis has convictions for aggravated battery, aggravated indecent liberties with a child, theft, burglary, criminal theft and attempted contraband: firearm. These convictions were from counties Wyandotte and Butler. He was due to be released on September 7, 2018.

Here are more details on his convictions:

 • December 1998 – for burglary involving a vehicle; and two convictions of theft with the loss between $500 to $25,000

 • June 2003 – for criminal threat; and theft with the loss between $500 to $25,000

 • December 2003 – for aggravated indecent liberties of a child less than 14 years old

 • February 2005 – for aggravated battery

 • May 2015 – for attempted contraband: firearm

The Kansas Department of Corrections reports Lewis has been to several prison facilities in the past 20 years. He’s been disciplined more than 80 times since January 1999. Most recently, in October 2017, he was reported for having dangerous contraband at the Hutchinson prison.

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