Convicted Rapist Escapes From Hardin County

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On Friday, October 5, Post 4 Trooper, Jack Baumgardner, responded to the old Detention Center in downtown Elizabethtown to investigate an inmate who had escaped.

Staff at the jail advised Tpr. Baumgardner that 23-year-old Robert W. Wilson was being moved from the old facility to the facility on U.S. 31W.

A Sergeant with the Detention Center left Wilson downstairs in a chair, and went upstairs to retrieve Wilson’s belongings for the transport to the other facility. When the Sergeant returned Wilson was gone.

The door to the outside activity area was not locked. The outside gate was locked, but could still be opened and closed. It is believed Wilson simply walked away.

Wilson is described as a white male, 6’1”, 150 lbs., blonde hair, blue eyes, with a light complexion and thin build. Wilson was serving time for Rape 2nd degree. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on Wilson’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Kentucky State Police at (270) 766-5078 or (800) 222-5555.

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