Two Inmates Escape From Blackburn Correctional Complex

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Updated: 12/02/2012 11:58 am

Police are looking for 2 inmates, Christopher Melton and Tyler Roberts, of the Blackburn Correctional Complex in Fayette County who police say walked away from the minimum-security prison Saturday night. They were confirmed missing at approximately 8:06 p.m.

Christopher Melton is a 23-year-old white male, 6’1, 160 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He was serving a 6-year sentence for convictions out of Henderson county for theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 and fleeing and evading in the 1st degree. He would have been eligible for parole in April 2013.

Tyler Roberts is a 21-year-old white male, 5’9, 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was serving a 10-year sentence for convictions out of Garrard and Jessamine counties for burglary and theft by unlawful taking charges, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon (2 counts), arson in the 3rd degree and tampering with physical evidence. He would have been eligible for parole October 2013.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Kentucky State Police at (502) 227-2221 or the Lexington Division of Police at (859) 258-3600.


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