Comments for: Man arrested by Waterville police in early October escapes custody in Kansas

Posted Oct. 30, 2012, at 4:32 p.m.
Last modified Oct. 30, 2012, at 4:58 p.m.

WATERVILLE | A man arrested by Waterville police on Oct. 11 has escaped police custody in Kansas. Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey said Elm City police received a teletype Tuesday from El Paso County in Colorado, where Deon Routt, 22, had been on probation for a sex offense. Rumsey …

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  • jdtex

    He and the ex-soldier who recently fired the shotgun at police apparently have the same barber.

  • Anonymous

    That is why you shackle the ankles on prisoners

    • jerrymyx

       like a hog tie huh   barbaric… unless the person is a violent offender!! the security guard…  needed to be a tad more diligent!!  

      • Anonymous

        Sex crimes are violent…….so yes, shackle him

      • Anonymous

        It’s the policy of the MDOC to shackle all prisoners ankles during any transport. And a sex crime can be pretty violent.

      • Anonymous

        My way, no escaped prisoner. Your way,an escaped prisoner. 

  • Anonymous

    Smooth move on the part of the security company.
    Where did this perv get off to , anyway?
    Maybe a waiting car?
     Ran into the bushes and hunkered down??
      Bizarre beyond words.

    Ive got one word for the security company :
    ” You’re fired !!”
        You can quote me on that.

  • Anonymous

    Wow a teletype huh?  Fresh off the mimeograph machine?

  • Anonymous

    So privatization is supposed to be better than letting government entities handle transportation. If this is an example of that, I think not.

    • I know.  Because nobody has ever escaped state or federal custody.

  • Anonymous

    He was found about mid-afternoon today.  There was a small scandal because the community was not alerted to the details.  You can imagine what the Lawrence posters did with that!

    • Anonymous

      If he was found where is the update

      • Anonymous

        As a result of an anonymous tip, Routt was arrested by Waterville police on Oct. 11 for failing to register as a sex offender in Colorado.

        • Yeah, that is the arrest he was being sent to CO for.  In case you lost track of time, today is Oct. 31st.  :-)

          • Anonymous

            Oh my bad! I didn’t see the part of the story that wasn’t there.
            You do realize the difference between date and time right? :-)

          • Touche :-)

  • Rocky4

    UPDATE:  
    Dateline Lawrence Kansas
     At about 3 pm Tuesday, Lawrence Police say they spotted Routt near 12th and Indiana. After a brief chase, officers arrested him near 11th and Mississippi.
    Routt was treated for minor injuries sustained during the pursuit and arrest, then booked into the Douglas County Jail.

    http://www.wibw.com/home/headlines/Lawrence-Police-Nab-Escaped-Sex-Offender-176499941.html

  • Admin Person

    Why is this news?

    • Anonymous

       You don’t like knowing who and where sex offenders are?

  • Anonymous

    Maybe he will come back this way and add to our overall Diversity.  One can only hope.

    • Anonymous

      You mean like your forebears did?

    • Anonymous

       Racist much?

  • Anonymous

    5 ft 5 inches tall? LOL, Little man’s syndrome?

  • Anonymous

    They let him go, would you stay in Kansas as an escapee? Save some money.

    • Anonymous

      Actually, Lawrence is a very interesting town with a lot going on.  It is a university town, has a great downtown with many historical buildings.  There is good shopping, restaurants, the Kansas University atmosphere, sports, and it is also minutes from the greater Kansas City area.  It wouldn’t be a bad place to land at all!  I choose to go there frequently! Forget stereotypes, they really don’t work in real life.

      • Anonymous

        I was kidding, I’ve been there as well. I have an a business associate who lives there. Last summer was  a tough one out there-super hot. People are great-very down to earth.

  • notateapartier

    What’s in the water in Waterville?

  • “I pity the fool.”        -Mr. T-

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