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Sexual predator who escaped from state hospital captured

The Labette County Sheriff’s office has confirmed to the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) that Parsons State Hospital Sexual Predator Treatment Program resident Randy Snodgrass was arrested and taken into custody at 1:30 a.m. this morning in Neosho County near K-47 Highway and Ness Road.

Snodgrass, a 58-year-old male, was being transported by a hospital staff member yesterday morning when he escaped.

“This morning I want to extend a sincere thank you to local law enforcement officials for their effective efforts to keep the public advised and updated about this situation and their thoroughness in tracking down and taking Mr. Snodgrass into custody,” KDADS Secretary Laura Howard said. “I believe their immediate and focused attention was critical to his capture.”

Snodgrass is currently being held in Neosho County.


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