The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

June 27, 2012

Cherokee County escapee arrested in Pittsburg

By Roger McKinney
rmckinney@joplinglobe.com

COLUMBUS, Kan. — Jimmy Dale Sluder, the inmate who escaped Sunday from the Cherokee County Jail, was arrested Tuesday night at a Pittsburg apartment complex after the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department received a tip from an informant.

Sluder also is suspected of a residential burglary in Columbus after his escape, according to a news release from the sheriff’s department.

Sluder, who was in jail on theft charges, escaped early Sunday morning while taking out trash as part of an inmate work program.