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Both Oklahoma Prison Escapees Recaptured In Kansas

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WICHITA, Kansas - A second Stringtown prison escapee, Dewayne Motsenbocker, 54, was captured Wednesday afternoon after an altercation with police at a Wichita department store, reports say. 

The first escapee, Lance Colbert, 40, was also arrested Wednesday after a Deputy U.S. Marshal recognized him and alerted Kansas State Police.

Both men escaped from the penitentiary earlier this week.

According to KXII TV and Kansas State Police, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension unit captured Colbert Wednesday afternoon in Spivey, Kansas.   Spivey is located in Kingman County, about 60 miles west-southwest of Wichita.

3/9/2015: Related Story: Search Continues For Escapees From Stringtown Prison

Colbert is serving two life sentences for two first-degree murder convictions in Tulsa County in 1994.

Motsenbocker was serving time for robbery with a firearm out of Oklahoma County and was set to be released in 2016. 

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