Police search for inmate after he failed to return from work release


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — Police are searching for William Elbert Houp, an inmate in Fayette County, after they say he failed to return from court-ordered work release.

Police say Houp was released at 8:20 Wednesday morning for his work release. They say he was supposed to return at 5:00 that afternoon, but never did.

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Houp was being held on a Probation Violation charge.

He is described as 30 years old, 6’0″ tall, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police immediately.