Oct 10, 2012 3:15 PM

Louisville Escapee Traced To Lexington Still Yet To Turn Himself In As Promised

A Louisville corrections facility escapee told police that he'd turn himself in Wednesday, but so far that hasn't happened.

Lexington Police surrounded a home on Augusta Drive around 2 a.m. Wednesday after tracking Louis Taylor's cell phone. The 24-year old has been on the run since he allegedly escaped from a Louisville corrections facility Monday.

On Wednesday morning, Taylor's mother, Cynthia Taylor, who lives Lincoln County, called the LEX 18 newsroom worried sick about her son, who she says hasn't tried contacting her. But police told LEX 18 that she called him Tuesday, and that he said that he'd be there Wednesday morning to turn himself in. His mother wishes that would happen. "Please turn yourself in," she said through a phone interview with LEX 18. "I mean, I know you're scared, but we love you. Please bubby, turn yourself in before something bad happens."

Taylor reportedly has charges against him in Madison and Garrard counties. The clerk in Garrard County said Taylor was sent to jail on a theft charge and later violated his probation.

Taylor's mother says her son does have some mental problems. Authorities consider him dangerous.


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