KDOC inmate found after walking away from work release
KDOC special agents were able to track Ingels down and take him into custody.
The Kansas Department of Corrections is now offering a reward to locate an inmate who failed to return the Wichita Work Release Facility.
The KDOC placed Kyle Ingels on "escape status" at 6:48 p.m. on Tuesday. They said he left for work at 10:30 a.m. and was reported missing when he did not report back to the facility that evening.
The KDOC requested Tuesday evening that anyone with information on Ingels to report it to the Kansas Department of Corrections at 620-221-6660, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at (800) 572-7463 or local law enforcement at 911.
The department is now advising that anyone with information can also report it to Crime Stoppers. Any tips or information can be made anonymously, and reporters can receive a cash reward from Crime Stoppers for tips that lead to Offender Ingels’ apprehension.
Those tips can be made by calling the Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline at 316-267-2111, using the free mobile app
, or the website for Crime Stoppers of Wichita-Sedgwick County.
The Kansas Department of Corrections is asking the public to be on the lookout for minimum-custody inmate Kyle Ingels.
The department says Ingels walked away from the Wichita Work Release Facility around 6:48 p.m. on Tuesday and is currently on escape status.
Ingels, a 32-year-old white male, left for work at 10:30 a.m. and was reported missing when he did not report back to the facility following work Tuesday evening. Ingels was last seen wearing a red hoodie with black writing on the sleeves, blue jeans, black boots, and a black baseball cap.
Ingels is currently serving a 60-month sentence for several convictions in Neosho County including theft, forgery, drug possession, and endangerment of a child. Ingels had a prior drug conviction from Neosho County in 2007.
He is 6 feet tall, 198 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair.
Anyone with information on Ingels can call the Kansas Department of Corrections at 620-221-6660, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at (800) 572-7463 or local law enforcement at 911.
The Wichita Work Release Facility is an all-male satellite unit of the Winfield Correctional Facility with a population of 250.