ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police in Irvine are telling residents to lock their doors after a state inmate escaped custody Wednesday during a hearing at the Estill County Courthouse.
Officials with Three Forks Region Jail tell LEX 18 that 31-year-old Casey Myers slipped out of his shackles and ran off into nearby woods.
Police told residents in the Court Street, Sweet Lick and North Madison areas to stay indoors and lock all doors and windows.
Myers was last seen in entering the woods on Church Street. He was still handcuffed, wearing a white shirt with orange pants.
Myers is white with short dark hair, a slim built and a tattoo on his neck.
He had been held at the Lee County Detention Center.
The jailer told LEX 18 that the 31-year-old Casey Myers may have been spotted along Geneva Avenue around 2 a.m. Thursday morning.
Myers has convictions in Estill, Powell and Jefferson counties going back to at least 2007. Most of his charges were for burglary and theft, but he also was convicted on a charge of second-degree escape related to a 2011 case in Jefferson County.
Police ask anyone with information on the case or who spots the subject to call 911.