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UPDATE: Police Say Man Faces New Charges After Prison Escape

Posted at 1:35 PM, Jan 13, 2019

MORGAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Officials reported Sunday morning that an inmate who walked away last week from the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex is facing new charges after being apprehended.

John Parrott

The West Liberty Police Department announced around 7 a.m. that 40-year-old John Parrott had been taken back into custody.

Kentucky State Police say they were called in to help with the case Sunday morning and found Parrott about 6:30 a.m. inside a residence in the 6000 block of Kentucky Highway 705.

Officials said Parrott was on a work detail Jan. 11 at a local tree farm when he walked off.

Parrott was serving a 38-year sentence for convictions out of Nelson and Jefferson counties for second-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking, first-degree burglary, receiving stolen property, second-degree robbery, possession of a handgun by convicted felon, first-degree wanton endangerment and second-degree escape.

KSP says Parrott is facing new charges related to the escape, including two counts of second-degree burglary, second-degree escape and first-degree persistent felony offender.