ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (News Release) – The Hardin County Escapee, Robert W. Wilson, was located Saturday night, Oct. 13 by the Elizabethtown Police Department.
On Friday, Oct. 5 Wilson escaped from the Detention Center in downtown Elizabethtown and Kentucky State Police were called to investigate.
Staff at the jail had advised a KSP trooper, Baumgardner, that 23-year-old Robert W. Wilson was being moved from the old facility to the facility on US31W. A Sergeant with the Detention Center left Wilson downstairs in a chair and went upstairs to retrieve Wilson’s belongings for the transport to the other facility. When the Sergeant returned Wilson was gone.
The door to the outside activity area was not locked. The outside gate was locked but could still be opened and closed.
Officials had said that Wilson simply walked away from the center on Oct. 5.