Muhlenberg Co. Inmate Escapes While on Work Release

GREENVILLE, Ky. -- On Friday at approximately 2:41PM, the Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville says it was contacted by the Muhlenberg County Detention Center in reference to an inmate that escaped from a work detail in Muhlenberg County.

KSP says the inmate walked away from a work detail in the area of Dean Road (KY 2553) at the Muhlenberg County Road Department.

Jesse A. Neal, 26, was last seen wearing a jail-issued orange t-shirt and orange pants. He is 5'7", weighs 142 pounds, has brown hair, and hazel eyes.

KSP says he was incarcerated for possession of controlled substance (meth) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

If you come into contact with him, do not try to apprehend him; contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-270-676-3313 or toll-free, in Kentucky, at 1-800-222-5555 or your local law enforcement.

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