by Jessica Reber
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
10:30 AM CST, February 15, 2013
Antonio Brown is back in the jail he escaped from earlier this week. Police say he surrendered late Wednesday.
This was a relief to the family of 14-month old Clayden Urbanek, the boy whose murder Brown pleaded no contest to. He'll now be sentenced for the death of Clayden March 7th. He'll be back in court March 10th to face new charges for his escape.
"I was just so excited," Lorie Urbanek, mother of Clayden said. "I was like 'thank god.' I had been praying and hoping that he'd get a conscience and turn himself in."
The time between Brown's escape and capture was difficult, especially for Clayden's father.
"I couldn't do my job," Jorden Urbanek said. "I was slow at what I was doing, I didn't want to be here. I just wanted to give up and go find him and give up everything I was working for."
Lt. Brent Melander of the Saline County Sheriff's Department held a news conference with the latest on the escape and capture Thursday morning.
The US Marshal's office had been in contact with Brown's family in Wichita.
Lt. Melander says the US Marshal's office got a call from Brown from a payphone on S. Broadway at 9:30 pm Wednesday. He then surrendered and was arrested. He was taken to Sedgwick County before returning to Saline County Thursday morning.
Authorities are still trying to figure out how he got to Wichita and if there was anyone else involved. Lt. Melander did say there is a very strong possibility that more arrests will come.
Brown now faces additional charges of aggravated escape from custody.
Brown walked out of the Saline County jail Monday afternoon. Sheriff Glen Kochanowski, Saline County, said Brown and two other inmates were in a holding cell. He says somehow the door to the holding cell was unlocked. Brown walked out the door and into a sally port, which is a secure entryway. He then walked alongside a car leaving the building, and escape.
Brown was to be sentenced Tuesday for the death of 14-month-old Clayden Urbanek. He pleaded no contest in January to first-degree murder and child abuse.
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