Inmate escapes from work detail day before scheduled release

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Posted on December 13, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Updated Saturday, Dec 14 at 6:31 PM

SHELBY COUNTY, Ky. -- An inmate in the Shelby County Jail escaped from work release Wednesday, one day before he was scheduled to be released.

Police said Andrew Wilson, 21, of Richmond stole a vehicle while on work release that was later found in Anderson County.

Tim Warford, the Shelby County highway department supervisor is in disbelief. "I never thought this would ever happen. I guess he just got scared," he said.

Wilson was locked up for 20 days for burglary, theft by unlawful taking and possession of a controlled substance.

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Wilson now faces escape and theft of property charges.

Jailer Bobby Waits hopes they can capture him fairly quickly and get him put back into the system and he had a warning for anyone who may come in contact with Wilson.

"With more charges coming, we don't know what his mindset is," Waits said.

Wilson is described as a white male, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, with light-brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with any knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to contact Shelby County Dispatch at 502-633-2323 or Kentucky State Police at 502-227-2221.

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