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Police: 2 Inmates Sought After Escaping In Trash Cans

Posted at 12:23 PM, Oct 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-07 12:23:54-04
Jeremy Hunt, left, and Justin Stumler – photo courtesy of Louisville Metro Department of Corrections

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) — Authorities in Louisville are looking for two inmates who escaped custody.

WAVE reports here that the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections said that Justin Stumler and Jeremy Hunt escaped around 10 p.m. Saturday.

Stumler and Hunt are minimum security inmates and were working in the jail kitchen where they hid in the food waste trash cans that were then taken outside the facility for disposal, officials said.

A witness then saw the inmates climbing out of the trash cans and notified a corrections officer.

The escape was immediately confirmed and arrest warrants have been issued. There is an active search for Stumler and Hunt.

Jeffersontown Police arrested Stumbler on Aug. 27 on charges of motor vehicle theft, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, felony drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Louisville Metro Police Department arrested Hunt on June 28 on a multiple felony burglary charges.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Stumler or Hunt should call 574-LMPD.