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Barton Co. Escapee Back in Custody

Lee Dean

Law enforcement officers have an inmate back in custody after he walked away from the Barton County jail Sunday night.

Sheriff Brian Bellendir says guards discovered 23-year-old Lee W. Dean was not in his cell at about 11 PM Sunday.

With the help of tips from the public, Bellendir says Dean was re-captured Monday morning at 11:40 AM at a residence in Great Bend. A second individual was arrested and may be charged with harboring a fugitive.

Dean was jailed on probation violations.

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