WAYNE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A state inmate serving five years for assault on a police officer managed to wiggle through a fence Monday night and escape the Wayne County Detention Center, according to Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron.
According to the sheriff, 20-year-old Albert L. Young Jr. escaped about 8:30 p.m.
Alvin Parmley, a detention center guard, was conducting an outside perimeter check when he noticed the Young partially through a security fence that goes around a recreation area. Clamps that held the security fence in place had been loosened enough so Young could get through, the sheriff said in Facebook post.
Before Parmley could get to him, Young was able to take off running east across a field towards Kentucky Highway 90. Parmley was unable to catch up with Young on foot, th sheriff posted.
Multiple units from the Wayne County Sheriff’s and Monticello Police Department along with guards from the detention center searched a large area and several byuiildings and residences in the northeastern side of Monticello and other locations in Wayne County throughout the night but didn’t find Young, according to the post.
The search is continuing and an arrest warrant for escape has been issued by the Kentucky Department of Corrections.
Young is 6 feet tall, weighing 190 pounds, with brown hair, hazel eyes with multiple tattoos on his right and left forearms and on his left hand.
Young has ties to Pulaski County and the Lexington areas.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office at 606-348-5416, Monticello Wayne County 911 Dispatch Center at 606-348-9111 or the Kentucky State Police at 606-878-6622.