KY Jail Escapee Due to Appear in Upstate NY Court

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- A 21-year-old man who escaped from a Kentucky jail this past summer is scheduled to appear in a central New York court on burglary charges.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports that Luis Dechoudens is due to appear Thursday in a Syracuse court for a string of local burglaries.

Dechoudens and his 19-year-old brother were arrested by Onondaga County sheriff's deputies on July 31, two weeks after he escaped form Kentucky's Christian County Jail. Officials say he climbed the pole of a basketball hoop to reach a ledge, then cut a hole in a chain-link fence, squeezed through and made his escape.

He also faces burglary charges in Kentucky. Officials say he was also was wanted in Tennessee for other burglaries and for shooting at a barge on the Cumberland River in March 2011.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 229083431 -
Gray Television, Inc.