An escaped inmate with ties to Pratt County was captured late Monday morning and is back in custody after escaping June 16 from the Winfield Correctional Facility.


An escaped inmate with ties to Pratt County has been captured and is back in custody after escaping June 16 from the Winfield Correctional Facility.

Inmate Robert Cook, 52, was captured without incident late this morning in Byers, according to a press release from Winfield Correctional Facility.

Agents of the Enforcement, Apprehension and Investigations unit of the Kansas Department of Corrections made the capture. No other information is available at this time.

Cook and inmate Frank Crutchfield, 48, escaped the Winfield facility in a state owned vehicle that was found abandon 15 miles north of Winfield on Sunday June 17.

It is believed the pair then stole a City of Douglass 2006 GMC Sierra. That vehicle was also recovered this morning from a tow facility.

Crutchfield was captured Wednesday, June 20 in Wichita.

Cook was serving 100 months in the Kansas Department of Correction for aggravated indecent solicitation of a child in Pratt County in May 2009, according to court records.

Cook was also convicted for burglary and theft out of Harvey County, Cowley County and Butler County plus a 1983 aggravated escape conviction from Sedgwick County.