Inmate caught after escaping from Kansas City hospital
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.