HUTCHINSON — A man who escaped from the minimum security unit at Hutchinson Correctional Facility back on February 16th is now in the Reno County Correctional Facility.
Gabriel Sanchez Jr. walked away from the prison just two weeks before he was to be released on a Reno County conviction for assault and battery of a law enforcement officer and fleeing/eluding local law enforcement. He was captured two days later.
Sanchez saw his time at HCF extended to May 27 for his actions at which time he was released, then immediately taken into custody by the Reno County Sheriff's Department on charges of aggravated escape and failure to appear.
He’s being held on a bond of $50,000.
HUTCHINSON —Inmate Gabriel Sanchez Jr. has been apprehended after being placed on escape status Friday from the Hutchinson Correctional Facility Minimum Custody South Unit, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections.
Local law enforcement, the Kansas Highway Patrol and KDOC officials collaborated in the search and arrest.
Sanchez is currently serving a sentence for convictions in Reno County for assault and battery of a law enforcement officer and fleeing/eluding local law enforcement.
The escape is currently being investigated.