Officials looking for escaped inmate from prison in Muhlenberg Co.

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MUHLENBERG CO., Ky, (WBKO) -- Muhlenberg County Dispatch and Kentucky State Police Post 2 say an inmate has escaped from the Green River Correctional Complex Wednesday night, located in Central City.

Officials have described the inmate, Charles Pedigo, as being a white male in his mid-forties, standing at 5'9" tall and weighing 230 pounds. They say he has a short goatee and green eyes. He's also described as having a tattoo of the Grim Reaper on his left arm, and a dream catcher tattoo with an eagle on his upper right arm.

A spokesperson from the Green River Correctional Complex has said Pedigo was convicted on various drug charges in Allen, Hardin and Simpson counties; assault charges, fleeing or evading police and wanton endangerment charges out of Allen County; and tampering with physical evidence out of Hardin County.

Officials say he was serving a sentence of nearly 30 years. He would have been eligible for parole in May 2019.

Dispatch has advised Muhlenberg County residents to use caution outdoors, keep your home locked and secure, and to report any suspicious activity to authorities.

We will continue to follow up on this story as more information becomes available.

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