Escaped inmate apprehended within several hours

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – An inmate at Blackburn Correctional Complex walked away early Wednesday afternoon but was apprehended within a few hours of escaping, according to officials.

They say, Richard Bowling was apprehended by Lexington Police Department just after 2 p.m.

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According to officials, Bowling was serving a 6-year sentence for convictions out of Laurel County for Receiving Stolen Property over $10,000.

Authorities say he would have been eligible for parole in July 2018.

Bowling has been lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center