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UPDATE: Police Capture 2nd Escaped Inmate After ‘Dangerous’ Chase

Posted at 4:38 PM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-08 16:48:48-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18/WAVE) — The second of two men who escaped a Louisville jail by hiding in trash cans has been apprehended after a “dangerous” pursuit, police said.

The Louisville Metro Police Department says Jeremy Hunt was captured after leading police on a chase from Meade County into Jefferson County. Authorities termed the pursuit “dangerous” and said five vehicles were damaged.

Police said Hunt was injured and taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Earlier on Monday, authorities captured Justin Stumler “without injury.”

On Sunday, WAVE reported that the LMDC said that Stumler and Hunt had escaped around 10 p.m. Saturday.

Both men were minimum security inmates. They 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.

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.