Police on alert for prison escapees

COLUMBIA, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police are looking for two
inmates who walked away from a central Kentucky prison.

Trooper Billy Gregory, spokesman for the KSP post at Columbia,
said fugitive John K. Francis is a 41-year-old white man, who is
5-feet-7, 170 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. Francis was
being held at the Marion County Adjustment Center on charges of
drug trafficking and bail jumping.

The other fugitive, Brian L. Wyatt, is a 38-year-old white man,
6-feet-4, 260 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Wyatt was held
on charges of engaging in organized crime and drug trafficking.

Police say the inmates disappeared from the minimum-security
prison near Lebanon sometime after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Tips can be telephone to the KSP at 1-800-222-5555 or to local
police.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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