Escaped Inmate Found Five Hundred Yards Away From Prison

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- An inmate who walked away from the Blackburn Correctional Complex in Fayette County is back in custody.

According to WKYT-TV (, 48-year-old John Stamper left the minimum-security prison around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Lexington police say officers found him around 3:30 p.m. Sunday on a farm not far from the prison. He had broken into a home earlier that day.

Stamper was serving a 5-year sentence for convictions out of Madison County, including burglary and receiving stolen property.

He is now also charged with escape and burglary. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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