Police: Jail Escapee Forced Breathitt County School Lockdown

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Updated: 10/16/2013 9:06 pm
Police say an inmate escaped Wednesday in Breathitt County, forcing a lockdown at a nearby school.

Investigators say Brandon Nipper was with a jailer being transported to Lee County when he got out of his handcuffs and took off running.

Police say a high school was put on lockdown for a short time before reopening.

Authorities are still looking for Nipper.

He was last seen on Sycamore Road near a river bank.



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