(NESS COUNTY, Kan.) — Update: Several officers swarmed a house in rural Western Kansas on Sunday. They ended up taking Benito Cardenas Jr. back to jail after an intense search for him all weekend long.
Four agencies were involved in getting Cardenas to surrender peacefully.
It happened in Trego County--that's just north of Ness County where Cardenas escaped from jail Friday night. He was there awaiting sentencing after being convicted of rape and aggravated criminal sodomy involving a child younger than 14. Law enforcement across the state were on alert looking for him.
Sunday afternoon authorities discovered Cardenas was inside a house just south of Ogallah. We know there were other people inside the house also, but we haven't confirmed any more details about that.
Officers from Trego, Ness and Ellis Counties responded to the scene along with the Kansas Highway Patrol.
The standoff ended just before 5 p.m. when Cardenas gave up.