Inmate Walks Away From Detail at Hardin Co. Jail

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Police in Kentucky are searching for an inmate who walked away from a work detail at a central Kentucky jail.

Hardin County Jailer Danny Allen told The News-Enterprise that 20-year-old Ryan Jones of LaFollette, Tenn., was last seen at Saunders Springs in Radcliff around 2 p.m. Friday. Guards couldn't find Jones an hour later, prompting the search.

Jones originally was arrested in Whitley County on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree fleeing or evading police. The state transferred Jones to Hardin County in April for the work-release program. Jones was scheduled to be released in May.

Allen says based on Jones' phone conversations from Thursday night, investigators believe he is headed toward Dayton, Ohio.

Agencies in Dayton, Ohio have been notified of Jones' escape.

He is described as a white male, approximately 5-foot-8, and weighing 200 pounds.

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