A man who escaped three days ago from a minimum-security prison is back in state custody after being arrested Wednesday in Raytown.
Raytown police arrested 43-year-old Brian Deconink about 6 a.m. Wednesday. He was held in the Jackson County jail until being transferred to the Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in St. Joseph, where he was being held.
Deconink, with the help from another offender, escaped during outside recreation Sunday by scaling the roof of the Kansas City Re-entry Center’s main building, according to a release from the Missouri Department of Corrections.
The prison in the West Bottoms was formerly the Kansas City Community Release Center before being converted to a minimum-security prison last year. It now houses inmates nearing parole.
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Deconink was serving a five-year sentence for possession of a controlled substance in a correctional center. He has past convictions for burglary, stealing, robbery and resisting arrest. He was set to be paroled in March.