SALINA, Kan. (AP) The failure of a Saline County Jail inmate to return from a furlough could mean fewer grants of temporary freedom for others being held in the same Kansas county.
Scott Cordell was granted a court-ordered furlough Jan. 13 to attend his mother’s funeral. Cordell was supposed to return within eight hours. He was finally located one week later in McPherson County and taken back to Saline County.
The Salina Journal reports the county’s policies for granting furloughs from the jail are being changed. Sheriff Glen Kochanowski says there will probably be very few furloughs in the future.
Cordell had been jailed since Nov. 18 on a warrant for failure to appear in court in a drug case. He’s expected to face additional charges, including aggravated escape from custody.