Inmate sentenced in Missouri for Kansas prison escape

2 years 3 months 1 week ago Monday, January 11 2016 Jan 11, 2016 Monday, January 11, 2016 7:37:25 PM CST January 11, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

PLATTE CITY (AP) — An inmate who escaped from a Kansas prison with two other men has been sentenced to 128 years in prison for shooting at pursuing law enforcement officers.

Fifty-two-year-old Scott Gilbert was sentenced Friday in Platte County for 10 felonies. Prosecutors said he was one of three men who escaped in 2013 from the Lansing, Kansas, Correction Facility. Gilbert and one of the fugitives were accused of stealing a pickup truck and leading law enforcement on a 30-minute chase to a community across the Missouri River.

Prosecutors said they tried to ambush officers who chased them and attempted to kidnap the mayor of the small Missouri town of Edgerton. The two men surrendered after several hours of negotiations with law enforcement.

The third fugitive was caught in Kansas.

 

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