Inmate caught after escaping from Kansas City hospital

2 years 3 weeks 1 day ago March 03, 2015 Mar 3, 2015 Tuesday, March 03 2015 Tuesday, March 03, 2015 2:41:51 PM CST in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - Authorities have captured a Jackson County inmate who escaped while being treated from a Kansas City hospital.

Kansas City police say 25-year-old Willie J. Sanders escaped from Truman Medical Center early Tuesday. He was captured without incident about 7:30 a.m. in east Kansas City, still wearing leg shackles.

He is being held in Jackson County on charges of kidnapping, burglary and assault in a case from last year.

Truman spokesman Shane Kovac said Sanders somehow slipped past a county detention center guard that was accompanying him and escaped down a stairwell. Details on why Sanders was at the hospital were not released.

No other patients, visitors or hospital staff members were in danger.

Jackson County officials said in a statement that they would do everything necessary to prevent another escape.

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