Sheriff on Escapee: "No Idea What He's Capable Of"
Jeff Garretson - Tue 11:54 AM 02/12/2013
Sheriff Kochanowski told reporters on Tuesday proceedures that led up to Brown's escape included human error.
Saline County Sheriff Glen Kochanowski held a morning news conference - as multiple agencies continue to search for a convicted child killer who slipped out of the jail yesterday.
"I want people to know that Antonio Brown is a murderer," Kochanowski said.
"He is loose, we have no idea where he is at. We have no idea what he is capable of."
Sheriff Kochanowski says procedures that led up to Brown's escape included human error.
"Somehow - and it has to be human error, the door that these people in the room they were held in, was open on the outside. And that's when he took advantage of that mistake is what it is," he said.
The Sheriff told reporters Tuesday that 29-year-old Antonio Brown was in a holding cell with two other prisoners when a door remained opened long enough for him to slip through it undetected.
Sheriff Kochanowski tells KSAL News that 10-minutes may have elapsed before staff realized he was gone.
Brown pleaded no contest in January to first-degree murder and child abuse.
The charges stemmed from the beating death of 14-month-old Clayden Urbanek in November 2011. Brown had been held in the Mitchell County jail in Beloit since his arrest and was to be sentenced on Tuesday.
The Sheriff says the US Marshall's Office is now joining forces with the Salina Police Department, Saline County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas Bureau of Investigation as the search widens for Brown.