Convicted Murderer Who Escaped From Jail is Captured

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By the CNN Wire Staff

Investigators in Kansas have captured a convicted murderer who escaped from jail this week along with three other inmates, authorities said Friday.

Santos Carrera-Morales, convicted in 2008 of two counts of first-degree murder, was captured in Russell, Kansas, a town of about 5,000 just off Interstate 70, west of Ottawa County, where the men escaped, the Kansas Department of Corrections said.

He and three others escaped from a jail in north-central Kansas.

Authorities apprehended one shortly after the escape; they did not identify him. A third inmate, Drew Wade, 21, was taken into custody Wednesday in North Platte, Nebraska.

One man — 23-year-old Eric James — remained at large Friday morning. He was convicted in 2009 of three counts of aggravated burglary and one count of kidnapping.

Authorities ask anyone with information related to the investigation to call 911, or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at (800) 572-7463.