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Larned Escapee In Custody After Standoff

KSCB News - January 2, 2011 8:16 am

Larned Escapee, 41-year-old Bruce Franklin Burns, is now in custody after a standoff with police in Rush County.

According to Rush County Sheriff Ward Corsair, his deputies located a stolen car, and followed shoe tracks in the snow to a vacant home in La Crosse.

Authorities then learned that Burns barricaded himself inside that home.

The standoff started around 1pm, and ended just before 8pm Saturday night.

Authorities say that Burns was a violent sexual predator.

He escaped from the Larned State Mental Facility late Wednesday.

Burns was ordered to Larned after serving sentences for two convictions out of Wyandotte County for aggravated indecent liberties and aggravated criminal sodomy. Both charges involved a child under the age of 14.


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