State Police Searching For Escaped Inmate

State police are searching for an inmate who walked away from a Richmond halfway house.

According to the Department of Corrections, Russell Helm left the Bluegrass Career Development Center around 10:30 a.m. Thursday. They say Helm fled after being confronted by halfway house staff for violating rules.

The department of corrections says Helm had a job assignment working in the recycling center. According to court records Helm was in prison on drug related charges.

Eastern Kentucky University has issued a safety alert in response to Helm’s escape.

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