Inmates walk off from Blackburn Prison

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WHAS11.com

Posted on December 2, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Updated Sunday, Dec 2 at 8:39 PM

Lexington, Ky. (News Release) -- Christopher Melton and Tyler Roberts, inmates at the Blackburn Correctional Complex in Fayette County, walked away from the minimum-security prison Saturday night. They were confirmed missing at approximately 8:06 p.m.

Melton was serving a 6-year sentence for convictions out of Henderson county for theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 and fleeing and evading in the 1st degree. He would have been eligible for parole in April 2013.

Melton is a 23-year-old white male, 6’1, 160 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

Roberts was serving a 10-year sentence for convictions out of Garrard and Jessamine counties for burglary and theft by unlawful taking charges, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon (2 counts), arson in the 3rd degree and tampering with physical evidence. He would have been eligible for parole October 2013.

Roberts is a 21-year-old white male, 5’9, 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Kentucky State Police at (502) 227-2221 or the Lexington Division of Police at (859) 258-3600.

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