Jul 24, 2021 7:00 AM

Search continues for man from Kan. sexual predator program

Posted Jul 24, 2021 7:00 AM
Colt photo Kansas Public Offender Registry
Colt photo Kansas Public Offender Registry

PAWNEE COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities continue to search for 42-year-old John Freeman Colt according to the Pawnee County Sheriff's Office.

Just after 7a.m. June 30, he walked out of the Sexual Predator Treatment Program at the Larned State Hospital, according to the Pawnee County Sheriff. 

Colt has previous convictions for aggravated sexual battery, theft, forgery, aggravated burglary, interference with parental custody and criminal damage, according to the Kansas Dept. of Corrections photos Pawnee Co. Sheriff
Colt has previous convictions for aggravated sexual battery, theft, forgery, aggravated burglary, interference with parental custody and criminal damage, according to the Kansas Dept. of Corrections photos Pawnee Co. Sheriff

He was last seen at 11:10a.m. Wednesday June 30 walking north bound from Kwik Shop on Broadway.

Barton County Sheriff Bellendir explained how Colt made it that far.  “He caught a ride into town and gave a story he had a broken-down vehicle,” Bellendir said. “He was dressed in dress clothes. He didn’t look like what you’d expect an inmate to be. He looked more like a social worker, and that’s probably how he managed to escape, which the state investigators for DOC (the Department of Corrections) are over there trying to figure all of that out right now.” 

Bellendir said Colt had altered his appearance by cutting his hair and shaving off a beard.     

Colt is described as a white male, medium skin tone, 5-foot-7 200 pounds, blue eyes, and  short brown hair.

He also has a tattoo on his left arm of a heart with the letters BH.

He was last seen wearing a gray long sleeve shirt, black pants ( possibly dress pants ) and a dark face mask. Subject possibly has an ID badge "C JONES", and may have a cell phone. 

Colt should be considered dangerous. If seen, or you know his whereabouts, please call 911.