Search underway for man police say escaped from their custody

Police are looking for a man they say escaped while being transported to jail Wednesday night.

Kentucky State Police say they served a Morgan County bench warrant on Robert Lee Dunn in Wolfe County.

The warrant was for failure to appear on an original charge of flagrant non-support.

Police say Dunn was turned over to the Wolfe County jailer, who then set up a relay with the Morgan County jailer off Highway 205 in Wolfe County.

During the exchange, police say Dunn escaped from custody and ran off into a wooded area in the Helechewa community.

State police responded and searched the area, but they couldn't find Dunn.

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