KSP: Inmate escapes during hospital visit

MCDOWELL, Ky. (WTVQ) – An inmate escaped during a hospital visit in Floyd County on Tuesday afternoon, according to Kentucky State Police.

Investigators say 35-year old Robert Lyttle, of Hazard, was in the custody of a Kentucky River Regional Jail correctional officer while receiving medical treatment at McDowell ARH.

KSP says Troopers received a call just after 3:00 p.m. saying Lyttle had escaped.  State Police say he was able to get out of his handcuffs, change clothes and leave the hospital.

Investigators say Lyttle was last seen wearing a blue flannel shirt, black sweatpants, black and white athletic shoes and a tan ball cap.

KSP says he was in jail on drug and theft charges.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact KSP Post 9 at 606-433-7711.


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