2 escaped inmates from Kansas recaptured in Oklahoma

The Associated Press - May 29, 2021 8:06 am

COLUMBUS, Kan. (AP) — A suspect in a double homicide and another inmate who escaped from jail in Kansas earlier this week were recaptured in Oklahoma.

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s office said on Friday that Mark Gerald Hopkins II and Michael Wayne Martsolf were arrested in Ottawa County, Oklahoma. They escaped from the county jail on Monday, prompting a massive search. Authorities did not provide details of how they were captured.

Hopkins, of Columbus, was charged with capital murder in the shooting deaths of two men in southeast Kansas in June 2020. Martsolf was being held on drug charges.

Authorities previously arrested 26-year-old Tasha Young, of Weir, for her alleged role in the escape.

 

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