Wanted Subject

Media Release Date: 


Lawrence, Kansas Police Department

Media Release

October 30, 2012


            On Monday, October 29th, 2012 a prisoner was being transported through Lawrence by a private security company.  At approximately 5:30pm the transport vehicle stopped in the area of 23rd and Louisiana to check on one of the prisoners.  One prisoner then ran from the vehicle, heading southeast.  Officers from the Lawrence Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, along with a canine unit from the Kansas Highway Patrol searched the area for several hours.  A possible sighting of the suspect occurred later in the evening near 15th and Haskell Avenue which prompted officers to canvas that area as well.  The suspect was not located and remains at large.



Deon Gregory Routt

African American male, 22 years old, 5’5” tall, 140 pounds

Colorado Springs, Colorado address

Wanted for Sexual Assault on a Child- Escape from Custody




Prepared by Sgt. Trent McKinley – Lawrence Kansas Police Department – (785) 830-7404 – email: tmckinley@lkpd.org