Kyle Ingels

A prison inmate with Chanute connections has reportedly escaped after he walked away from a Wichita work release facility.

Kyle Ingels, 32, left for work at 10:30 am Tuesday and was reported missing at 6:48 pm Tuesday after he did not report back to the facility following his work shift. He was last seen wearing a red hoodie with black writing on the sleeves, blue jeans, black boots and a black baseball cap.

Ingels, formerly a Chanute resident, is described as six feet tall and 198 pounds, with hazel eyes and brown hair.

The Wichita Work Release Facility is a satellite unit of the Winfield Correctional Facility and a minimum-custody state prison.

Ingels is serving a 60-month sentence for several convictions in Neosho County including endangerment of a child from a 2012 case, theft, forgery and drug possession. He had a prior drug conviction in Neosho County in 2007. In August, he pleaded no contest to a charge of criminal deprivation of a motor vehicle.

Anyone with information can contact the Kansas Department of Corrections at (620) 221-6660, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at (800) 572-7463, or local law enforcement at (620) 431-5768 or 911.

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