Kansas Man Escapes Jail, Goes on Crime Spree

Kansas Man Escapes Jail, Goes on Crime Spree

By Prison Legal News
Ness County Jail escapee Benito Cardenas, Jr., 38, apologized to his victims and law enforcement officials before being sentenced in back-to-back hearings for a two-day crime spree that occurred after he cut through four bars at the jail in August 2012.  After escaping from the Ness County Jail, Cardenas stole a van, burglarized a residence, and accosted two women before surrendering to officers.  He was sentenced on September 24, 2013 to 151 months in prison on two counts of aggravated burglary and a single count of aggravated escape, to be served consecutive to his life sentence on unrelated charges.

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