Police are still looking for a prisoner who escaped from Sugar Creek police officers Thursday afternoon, but he has been charged by the county prosecutor.

Police are still looking for a prisoner who escaped from Sugar Creek police officers Thursday afternoon, but he has been charged by the county prosecutor.


Ryshod M. Mercer, 34, escaped from police officers around 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Kansas City. Officers were taking him to the Jackson County Detention Center in Kansas City for an arraignment when he escaped in the area of Truman Road and Denver Avenue, according to police.


Mercer was wearing hospital clothing and wore a leg cast and handcuffs, according to the department.


On Friday, the prosecutor charged Mercer with two counts of burglary, stealing, domestic assault, robbery and damage to jail property. His bond was set at $50,000.


A dispatcher said Friday that police were still looking for him.


Mercer has a “large number” of misdemeanor and felony warrants from various police departments in the metro area.


Mercer is a black man, about 5-foot-7 and 165 pounds. If you see him, call the Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS or the Sugar Creek Police Department at 816-252-5560.