HARDIN CO., Ky. (WHAS11) -- Kentucky State police continued their search on Saturday for two inmates who they say escaped through a hole in the fence just outside the Hardin County, Ky. minimum security facility on Friday.
Around 3 a.m. Friday, May 18, an officer was getting inmates ready for work crew, when he noticed Brandon Board,21, was missing. The center immediately did an inmate count and found Vance Tate, 37, was missing as well.
The two inmates were in a minimum security building. “These cell doors are not locked. These inmates have free will of inside the building,” said Jailer Dan Allen.
Board had been in jail since Sept. 2011 for parole violation. He was originally charged with burglary in the third degree, assault and avoiding police. Board is a white male approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 185 lbs. He has brown hair, blue eyes and has a tattoo on his left forearm.
Tate had been in jail since March 2011 for parole violation. He was originally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Tate is a white male approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 135 lbs. He has brown hair and blue eyes.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these two men are encouraged to contact their local law enforcement agency or the nearest KSP Post.
A similar escape involving two other inmates happened at the Hardin County Detention Center six months ago when they walked out of the jail and dug a hole under a fence. Allen says this latest escape has promoted tighter security at the facility. “We’ve decided to kind of change this from a minimum security building this is going to be more of a maximum security. We’re installing a fence,” said Allen.