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Dangerous Jail Escapees Spotted Again In Kentucky

By: Janet Kim Email
By: Janet Kim Email

UPDATE: Kentucky State Police are investigating more reports the two men who escaped from a Florida jail may have been in Kentucky. Police say they received several tips Thursday night that the two men were spotted in Monroe County and nearby Metcalfe County. Police are also looking into reports the two may have stopped in Shelby County late last night to ask directions to Indiana.

An all-out manhunt is underway for two jail escapees. They could be in Kentucky. The two men broke out of a Florida jail Wednesday. Police believe they stole a relative's car and are suspected of killing her. That happened in Palatka, Florida, just outside of Jacksonville.

The stolen car has been found in Tompkinsville, Kentucky in Monroe County. Police believe the men may be headed to Crawfordsville, Indiana, but they say they could be anywhere.

Kentucky State Police say 23-year old Doni Brown and 25-year old Timothy Fletcher were cell mates in jail. Since their escape, they have now allegedly stolen a series of cars and may have killed one of the escapee's relatives. Police say the two men are considered armed and dangerous.

The car they were in belonged to 66-year old Helen Kay Googe, whose body was discovered in her Florida home. Reports indicate she is Fletcher's step grandmother. The men are now wanted for escape, but they are also suspected of grand theft auto, robbery and first-degree murder.

Brown is said to be about 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. Fletcher is around the same size, with several tattoos. The word "bulldog" is tattooed on his left arm, "tank" on his right hand fingers, and the word "reaper" written across his back.

Police say the men may now be in a 2003 red Oldsmobile Alero. The stolen car has Kentucky handicap plates: HPY796.

Putnam County Sheriff's Office says there was a breach of security at the jail, where contraband was smuggled into the inmates to help them escape. The sheriff says there is currently an internal investigation, and the problem has been addressed.


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