Harrison County inmate back in custody 

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Courtesy Boone County Detention Center

CYNTHIANA, Ky. (WTVQ) –  The Florence Police Department has located and arresting an escapee from Harrison County.

49 year-old Gary Courtney reportedly became disruptive during a court hearing, was moved to a holding room, and then escaped Monday afternoon while still handcuffed, shackled, and wearing a jail jumpsuit.

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Police say he allegedly stole a 2001 Ford Ranger from a maintenance garage in Cynthiana, which was located on Ewing Blvd. Tuesday afternoon.

Officers pulled the Ford Ranger over, which led to Courtney fleeing on foot.

After a brief chase, officers arrested him and a female passenger who also fled on foot.

Courtney was taken to Boone County Detention Center and charged with receiving stolen property, fleeing and evading, and a parole violation warrant, and warrants from Harrison County for escape, theft of a vehicle,  theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, criminal trespass, and tampering with physical evidence.

The female passenger, 26 year-old Jessica Gault also of Berry, Ky., was arrested, transported to the Boone County Detention Center, and charged with receiving stolen property.