TOPEKA, Kan. (KAKE) - A man who escaped from the Lansing Correctional Facility earlier this week is back in custody thanks to a Kansas City, Kansas, police officer. 

The department said the officer spotted 43-year-old Michael Strode walking near 7th and Kansas in KCK at around 9:30 a.m. Thursday. He was arrested without incident. 

 


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Inmate Michael Shane Stroede has been placed on escape status after it was reported at 11:05 a.m. that he walked away from Lansing Correctional Facility on Tuesday, August 30, 2022.

Stroede, 43, was reported missing when the offender could not be located at the minimum-security unit. This walkaway does not impact the security or operations of the medium-maximum secure compound.

Stroede is serving a 111-month sentence for a 2021 drug conviction in Rice County and has seven prior convictions dating back to 1999.

Michael is 5-foot-10, 180 pounds with hazel eyes and shaved head. He has several tattoos across his upper body and arms.

Anyone with information on Stroede is asked to call the Kansas Department of Corrections at 913-727-3235 ext. 58224, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at (800) 572-7463 or local law enforcement at 911.