Authorities search for inmate who walked away from Wichita Work Release

Kansas Dept. of Corrections (9-11-2019) Kansas Dept. of Corrections (9-11-2019)
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Authorities are searching for an inmate who walked away from the Wichita Work Release Facility. 

A Kansas Department of Corrections official said 32-year-old Kyle Ingels was placed on escape status shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday. 

Ingels left for work at 10:30 a.m. and was reported missing when he did not report back to the facility, the official said. Ingels is 6 feet tall, weighs 198 pounds and was last seen wearing a red hoodie with black writing on the sleeves, blue jeans, black boots, and a black baseball cap.

Ingels is currently serving a 60-month sentence for several convictions in Neosho County including theft, forgery, drug possession, and endangerment of a child. Engels had a prior drug conviction from Neosho County in 2007.

Anyone with information on Ingels can call the Kansas Department of Corrections at 620-221-6660, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at (800) 572-7463 or local law enforcement at 911.

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