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Powell County Escapee Captured in Richmond

RICHMOND - An escaped Powell County Detention Center inmate was arrested in Madison County within hours of his escape last night after forcing a woman to drive him to Richmond.

Kentucky State Police report Scottie L. McGuire, who disappeared from a work detail, was apprehended after he forced himself into the vehicle of a woman and demanded she drive him to Richmond. State police at the Richmond Post said the woman was leaving the Powell County Detention Center when the incident occured.

The KSP determined McGuire had gone to a trailer park in Richmond. Authorities set up surveillance and arrested McGuire after they spotted him leaving the area in a vehicle just before 8 p.m. Saturday. McGuire was returned to Powell County shortly after his arrest.


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