Escaped Kentucky inmate arrested in Georgia

A central Kentucky inmate, who investigators say walked away by claiming he was another inmate, is now back in jail.

29-year-old Justin Darland was arrested Monday night in Covington, Georgia.

The Jessamine County Sheriff's Department says Darland got out of the Jessamine County Detention Center April 25 by claiming he was Robbie White.

White was set to be released from jail at that time, but he's since been charged with complicity to escape. Police say he helped Darland assume his identity.

Police say at the time of his arrest in Georgia, Darland was driving a truck which had been reported stolen in Lexington.

Darland now faces charges in Georgia of receiving stolen property and giving false information.

In Jessamine County, Darland is charged with escape, identity theft, burglary, and being a persistent felony offender.


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