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UPDATE  - Inmate on the Loose from Christian County Jail 

WESTERN Ky. (03/12/2015) – Christian County authorities have released an update regarding this escapee.

Russell K. Edwards was located at around 4:32 PM.

Edwards was found at the Turner Apartments on North Main Street in Hopkinsville by the Hopkinsville Police Department.

Edwards was arrested on the scene and lodged in the Christian County Jail.

The Original Article regarding the escape is below...


WESTERN Ky. (03/12/2015) – The Kentucky State Police (Post 2) has announced that there is currently an escaped inmate on the loose as of Thursday, March 12, 2015.

KSP states that at approximately 12:52 PM, officials were alerted to the escape by the Christian County Jail. Jail officials stated that 24-year-old Russell K. Edwards had walked away from work detail at the landfill located on Mt. Zoar Latham Road in Christian County.

Edwards is a black male, approximately 5’11 tall, weighing around 175 lbs. He has black hair and brown eyes. Edwards was last seen wearing blue jeans and a striped shirt. He is a state inmate who was incarcerated for numerous offenses.

If you come into contact with him, do not try to apprehend him or approach him regarding his identity; 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.

Information provided by the Kentucky State Police
Posted by J.L. Graham
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