Oct 13, 2012 9:58 AM

Hardin County Inmate Escapes From Jail

The Kentucky State Police reports that an inmate has escaped custody from the Hardin County Detention Center in Elizabethtown.

23-year-old Robert W. Wilson was being moved from the old facility to the facility on US-31W at the time of his escape. State Police say that a Detention Center sergeant left Wilson unattended in a chair and the door unlocked when he went to retrieve Wilson's belongings.

When the sergeant returned, Wilson was gone.

Wilson was serving time for 2nd degree rape.

He's described as a white male, 6'1", about 150 lbs., blonde hair, blue eyes with a light complexion and thin build.

Anyone with information on Wilson's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Kentucky State Police at (270) 766-5078 or (800) 222-5555.


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