2 inmates escape from Blackburn Complex

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Associated Press

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 12:01 PM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped from the Blackburn Correctional Complex in Fayette County.

According to WKYT-TV (http://bit.ly/11kW3qh), the two men walked away from the minimum security prison Saturday night. Officials didn't elaborate on the escape.

Christopher Melton, 23, was serving a 6-year sentence for theft and evading police. He's described as a 6-foot-1 white male, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Tyler Roberts, 21, was serving a 10-year sentence for burglary, theft, arson, tampering with evidence, and possession of a handgun. He's about 5-foot-9, with black hair and brown eyes.

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

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