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UPDATE: Grant County Man Escapes from Larned State Hospital Now in Custody

Joe Denoyer - January 4, 2022 11:42 am

UPDATE: Authorities in western Kansas say a Larned State Hospital inmate who escaped is in custody.

The Barton County Sheriff’s Office said Isaac Nathaniel Watts is in custody in Finney County.

Pawnee County Sheriff Scott King said Watts left the facility Monday night, and a SWAT team was involved in capturing him. However, he wouldn’t provide more details.
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Authorities in western Kansas believe they know where a Larned State Hospital inmate who escaped is located.

Pawnee County Sheriff Scott King said Isaac Nathaniel Watts left the facility Monday night, and there is a SWAT team involved in capturing him. However, he wouldn’t provide more details.

Watts is facing attempted murder charges in Grant County. Grant County Sheriff James Biddle stated that Watts was sent to Larned State Hospital for a mental evaluation.

According to Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, Watts walked away approximately at 9 p.m. He is 43 years old and is 5 feet 6 inches tall.

 

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