Weir woman arrested for helping Cherokee County inmates escape

WEIR, Kan. – Cherokee County, Kansas investigators arrest a woman for helping two inmates escape from the county jail.

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The 26 year old woman from Weir, Kansas was taken into custody after authorities served a search warrant at her home. She’s held on allegations of Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Escape (2 counts), Felony Aiding a Fugitive (2 counts), and Obstructing Justice. Police say she helped Mark Hopkins II and Michael Martsolf escape from the Cherokee County Jail Monday night. Formal charges have not yet been filed against the woman.

Escaped Inmates

Police are still searching for Hopkins, who is held on murder charges, and Martsolf, who is held on felony drug charges. A reward of up to $5,000.00 is being offered for information leading to the capture of either suspects. Authorities are asking anyone with information to contact the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office at 620-429-3992. Anonymous tips can be submitted by texting 888777. Just type ‘tip cherokee’ followed by the information you have to provide.