Sheriff's Office to Review Escape
Jeff Garretson - Thu 11:55 AM 02/14/2013
Lt. Brent Melander with the Saline County Sheriff's Office, speaks to the media on Thursday morning.
More details are released on the search and capture of escaped child killer Antonio Brown.
Lt. Brent Melander with the Saline County Sheriff's Office, met with reporters on Thursday morning after Brown surrendered to authorities in Wichita on Wednesday night.
Brown was transported back to Salina today and was booked into the the Saline County Jail at 8:30am.
Melander pointed to the work of many agencies - including the U.S. Marshal's Fugitives Task Force who set up a command center at the Sheriff's Office, "They were a big asset to us," he said.
"We had locations throughout the state of Kansas, locations outside the state - basically it had got down to the point where he probably didn't have any place to go."
Antonio Brown made a telephone call Wednesday to agents with the The U..S. Marshal's Task Force around 9:30pm from somewhere in south-Wichita, and was picked up without incident. Lt. Melander said he was very cooperative with deputies this morning.
The Sheriff's Office would not elaborate on how Brown got to Wichita - only to say it's part of the investigation.
Lt. Melander told reporters now that Brown is back in custody, the review of what happened during his escape on Monday afternoon can now begin in earnest, "We will look at everything," he said.
Back on January 9th Brown pleaded no contest in Saline County District court to first degree murder during commission of a felony.
He also pleaded no contest to two counts of child abuse in connection with the 2011 beating death of 14-month-old Clayden Lee Urbanek.
He will now face additional charges of aggravated escape from custody.