Inmate Escape in Wichita

Minimum-custody Inmate Eljay Reinhardt Walked Away from Wichita Work Release Facility

TOPEKA, Kansas. – Minimum-custody inmate Eljay Reinhardt #124800 has been placed on escape status after he walked away from Wichita Work Release Facility (WWRF) at approximately 11:45 p.m. Friday.

Reinhart, a 40-year-old Male, was reported missing when the offender did not report for work. Reinhart was last seen wearing blue jeans, a red shirt and a tan cap.

Reinhart is currently serving a 28-month sentence for a 2020 Sedgwick County conviction for drug possession.

Reinhardt is 5 feet 11 inches tall, 225 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

Anyone with information on Reinhardt can call the Wichita Work Release Facility at (316) 265-5211, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at (800) 572-7463 or local law enforcement at 911.

The walk-away is currently being investigated.  New information will be released as it becomes available.

The Wichita Work Release Facility, a satellite unit of the Winfield Correctional Facility, is an all-male, minimum-custody state facility with a population of 79.

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