Jailer: Miscommunication Kept KSP from Searching for Escaped Inmate

Reported by: Melanie Kendall
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Updated: 5/29 6:53 pm
A manhunt is underway for an escaped Madison County inmate.

Troopers said Roger Million, 24, was last seen at the jail Friday, May 22 but state police said it didn’t find out about the escape until about five days later.

The jailer at the Madison County Detention Center said he called 911 within 24-hours of the escape then the director of 911 said dispatchers called local authorities but not state police.  Dispatch said that’s the jailer’s job.

911 said its policy is to alert Richmond Police, Berea Police and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office but according to Kentucky law, the correctional facility is supposed to report escaped inmates to KSP.
 
Madison County 911 Dispatch released this statement:
 
“Kentucky Revised Statue state the adult correctional facility shall report all suspected felonies to the Department of Kentucky State Police for investigation.  Felonies include but not limited to attempted escape or escape from confinement.
 
Madison County 911 has never notified the Kentucky State Police on behalf of the Madison County Detention Center in the past with escapes involving inmates that do not return from work release or other incidents.  Notifying Kentucky State Police on behalf of the Madison County Detention Center is not in our Standard Operating Procedures and is the responsibility of the Madison County Detention Center per Kentucky Revised Statute.”
 
Jailer Doug Thomas said he thought calling 911 was the right thing to do and the only thing he needed to do.
 
He said he had no idea state police wasn’t alerted about the escape.
 
Jailer Thomas said Million was in jail on drug charges.
 
Since his escape last week, Thomas said he’s ordered new surveillance cameras, are paying closer attention to the yard he escaped from and if this happens again he said he will personally call all law enforcement.
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