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Prison Escapee Who Was Arrested in Kansas Sentenced on Firearm Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas

WICHITA KAN. – An escapee from an Oklahoma prison who was arrested with a gun in Kansas was sentenced Thursday to 53 months in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. The sentence will be served consecutively to his prison term in Oklahoma.

Lance D. Colbert, 40, who was an inmate at the Mack Alford Correctional Center in Stringtown, Okla., pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction.

On March 11, 2015, two days after escaping from the Oklahoma prison, Colbert was arrested in Spivey, Kan. (Kingman County). He had a .38 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver in his pants pocket.

Grissom commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Kansas Highway Patrol  and Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch for their work on the case.

Updated August 20, 2015