A Topeka man who escaped from a minimum-security unit at a Hutchinson facility is back in custody.
State corrections officials say 44-year-old Mark Edward Lucas turned himself Tuesday morning to authorities in Shawnee County.
Lucas escaped Saturday afternoon and authorities had said he likely was traveling to Topeka.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Lucas' latest convictions were for shoplifting from at Topeka Walmart store, where he had been permanently banned for previous thefts.
Lucas had made guilty or no contest pleas to resolve 19 previous theft cases before his latest conviction. Before his last sentencing, he blamed his struggles on crack cocaine.