Detainee convicted of escaping from Lansing Jail, Kansas

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. – A 32-year-old male inmate who escaped from Lansing Correctional Facility in July 2019 was sentenced to over 10 years in prison.

Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson announced Wednesday that 32-year-old Dustin Frank Robinson had been sentenced to 10 years and 10 months for aggravated escape from prison.

Detainee in custody after leaving Lansing Minimum Security Facility

On July 3, 2019, Robinson was an inmate held in the Lansing Correctional Facility’s Minimum Security Facility. At around 9:30 p.m., Robinson left the building and climbed a 20-foot fence with two sections of barbed wire, then ran out of the facility.

Robinson admitted running and walking 10 miles until he felt “foggy” from the cut on his hand that he stopped at a laundry mat and called 911 to go to the hospital.

Kansas City Police and investigators from Lansing Correctional Facility found him at the Providence Medical Facility. Robinson spent nine hours outside the facility.

“Escape can be very scary for a community and it results in many resources being used to contain the person,” Thompson said. “We need to keep sending a message that those who try to flee will face serious consequences.”

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He was originally sentenced to 10 years and 11 months for aggravated assault, police escape, robbery and DUI from Shawnee County, Kansas.

Robinson was found guilty of escaping by a jury in September.

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