UPDATE: Inmate who walked off in Jackson County caught in Bell
UPDATE POSTED 2 P.M. TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2021
BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Bell County Sheriff’s deputies picked up escaped inmate Don Eric Johnson at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to WRIL Radio. He was charged with Escape 2nd Degree and taken to the Bell County Detention Center, according to Kentucky State Police.
ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 12 NOON TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2021
MCKEE, Ky. (WTVQ) – State and local investigators are looking for an inmate who walked away from the Jackson County Detention Center in McKee.
According to the Kentucky State Police, Don Eric Johnson, 37-years-old Don Eric Johnson, of Middlesboro, walked away from work release at the Jackson County Detention Center, in McKee, on July 9, 2021.
He is described as being a white male, 5’9″ tall, weighing 160 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Johnson was serving a sentence for Receiving Stolen Property Under $10,000 and Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Methamphetamine).
Anyone with information is asked to call their local law enforcement or KSP Post 7 at 859.623.2404.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Trooper Brandon Scalf.