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.
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.