February 9, 2016

Kansas authorities seek four prison escapees

Four inmates escaped from the Ottawa County Jail this morning, and

Gary Leslie Furthmyer

authorities are asking for help in apprehending three of the men. A fourth escapee is back in custody.

Santo Carrera-Morales

Santo Carrera-Morales, a convicted murderer; Eric James, convicted of aggravated burglary and kidnapping in Anderson County; and Drew Wade, convicted of attempted robbery and aggravated battery in Shawnee County; are at-large after escaping from the jail at approximately 5 a.m. this morning.

The Ottawa County Jail break is the second reported escape from a Kansas prison today. Kansas Department of Corrections officials

Eric James

are also seeking the location of 59-year-old Gary Leslie Furthmyer, a child sex offender, after he escaped the Lansing Correctional Facility.

Drew Wade

Authorities consider the fugitives to be armed and dangerous. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Carrera-Morales, James or Wade is asked to call 911, or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at (800)572-7463, or the Ellsworth Correctional Facility at (785)472-5501.

Anyone with information related to Furthmyer’s whereabouts are asked to call the Lansing Correctional Facility at (913)


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