1 Casey County Detention Center inmate found, 1 still on the run
CASEY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)
12/2/22, 3:12 p.m.
One of the inmates, Angela Mason, has been found and arrested. Police are still searching for Burton.
12/1/22, 11:40 a.m.
The two inmates who escaped custody have been identified as Angela Mason and Chasity Burton.
According to the Casey County Sheriff’s Department, the two escaped through a door that could not be locked per state law. They were able to escape through that door because they had direct access to it since they were cooks.
Police are still searching for them.
12/1/22, 7:40 a.m.
Casey County Schools will open at 8:20 a.m. Thursday.
The district posted to Facebook that all buses will be running routes on a one-hour delay from normal schedule.
12/1/22, 7:03 a.m.
Casey County Schools is on a one-hour delay after two inmates escaped from the Casey County Detention Center.
Thursday morning, the district shared a Facebook post from Superintendent Barry Lee that said the delay was to ensure student safety.
“With this erratic behavior from the inmates, we cannot take a chance of an inmate getting on a school bus and jeopardizing the safety of our students and staff,” the post read.
The post says the district will release more information once it hears from the Casey County Sheriff and the Liberty Police Department.
This is a developing story. Stay with ABC 36 for more updates.