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Escaped Russell Inmate Captured

Russell Escaped Inmate Jason LesageAn inmate who escaped from the Russell County Jail in Russell early Saturday morning was apprehended a few hours later near Dorrance.

According to the Russell County Sheriff's Office, Jason A. Lesage (pictured) escaped at around 4 AM and allegedly stole a 2006 GMC pickup.

The pickup was found abandoned near Dorrance at around 7 AM.

Russell County Sheriff's Deputies, Kansas Highway Patrol Troopers and KHP aircraft searched the area for another three hours until a local resident reported seeing Lesage.

A brief foot chase ensued until he was taken into custody without incident at about 10:20 AM.

Lesage was being held in the Russell County Jail on charges of probation violation and possession of marijuana.

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