Escaped inmate arrested in West Virginia


MARTIN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- The man accused of assaulting a jailer and escaping custody while being transferred from Martin County to Johnson County has been arrested in West Virginia.

Martin County Sheriff John Kirk announced on his Facebook page that suspect Mark Crouch was captured in Wayne County.

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Kirk says he was working closely with U.S. marshals and other agencies.

A press release from the Johnson County sheriff last week says Crouch overpowered the jailer and forced him out of the vehicle, then drove away.

Kirk says he’s thankful to everyone that came forward with information…