Jail Escapee Remains Hospitalized

UPDATE: A jail escapee accused of killing the mother of his child remains in the hospital this Tuesday afternoon.

No information was available on Robin Maple's condition.

He was flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital from Morgan County after police found him and Melissa Patrick in a car.

Both with gunshots wounds.

Patrick died at the scene.

The double shooting happened nearly a month after Maple escaped from the Montgomery County jail.

He'd been there on charges of abducting their son.


He'd been on the run for weeks, but now the search for an escaped inmate ends with a deadly shooting.

Kentucky State Police say a man who escaped from the Montgomery County jail was found Monday morning with his ex-girlfriend, who had been shot to death.

Robin Maple escaped last month and has been on the run. His ex-girlfriend, Melissa Patrick, told 27 Newsfirst recently that she feared he would come after her and their 18-month-old son, Wyatt.

Police received a call about shots being fired at a residence Monday morning in Morgan County.

Kentucky State Police say Robin Maple went to his ex-girlfriends home and then abducted her.

Her parents, who live nearby tell 27 NewsFirst that he tried to make contact with their daughter last week, banging on her car door and police were contacted, but never found him.

They went outside this morning to find Robin Maple fighting with Melissa Patrick and trying to shoot at her, before driving his car away with her inside.

KSP says Melissa Patrick was fatally shot. They aren't sure if this happened at her home, or inside the car. Robin Maple drove to a nearby home and had a resident call police. He also had been shot and was seriously injured.

Maple escaped from the Montgomery County Jail in October after kidnapping his and Melissa Patrick's son and having a standoff with police.

Police are looking into who he has been staying with in the last month before today's incident. If someone has been hiding him, police say they could face charges.

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