Authorities are searching for an escaped inmate at the Johnson Co

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) — Officials are searching for a resident who escaped the Johnson County Department of Justice Adult Residential Center.

The Kansas Department of Corrections said Wednesday, March 30, it placed Alexis Wolfgeher, 23, on fugitive status. Special agents from the KDOC Enforcement Apprehension and Investigation and local law enforcement officers are on the lookout for her.

KDOC said Wolfgeher is a white female with black hair, currently dyed red, and brown eyes. She was said to be 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighed about 112 pounds.

The department said Wolfgeher is serving a sentence for possession of opiates at the Johnson Co. Dept. Adult Residential Center. of Corrections – which she walked away from.

Under an agreement between KDOC and JCDOC, the department said inmates who have release plans suitable for Johnson Co. will be placed at the ARC to promote successful community reintegration.

Anyone with information about Wolfgeher should call the EAI at 816-266-2102, JCDOC at 913-715-6539, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at 800-572-7463, or local law enforcement at 911.

KDOC records show that Wolfgeher was convicted of the crime in August 2020 and sentenced on January 19, 2021. She was transferred to Johnson Co. on March 15, 2022.

KDOC said it will release new information about Wolfgeher’s escape as it becomes available.

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