UPDATE: Escaped Inmate Caught in Kansas
HOWARD COUNTY - The Howard County Sheriff's Department confirmed Wednesday an inmate who escaped last week has been caught.
Authorities in Leawood, Kan. found inmate Walter Estay at a traffic stop driving a stolen vehicle around 3 a.m. Wednesday.
Howard County Sheriff Mike Neal said they will transfer Estay back to Missouri.
Estay escaped July 15 after he trapped a jailer in a cell and snuck past him.
Neal said Estay was on probation for a first-degree robbery conviction when he was picked up for tampering with a motor vehicle on July 4.