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Escaped Madison Co. inmate back in custody after a week on the run

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RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) - A jail escapee, on the run for seven days, has turned himself in to authorities.

Jailer Doug Thomas says Roger Million turned himself in around nine Friday morning without incident, at his attorney's office in Richmond. Million broke out of the Madison County Detention Center last Friday. Officials say he cut a hole in the recreation yard fence.

There had been questions about when law enforcement were actually notified about the escape. The Madison County Jailer says he called 911 to report the escape, thinking dispatchers would tell State Police. But, the Madison County 911 director says dispatchers only told law enforcement in Madison County, and not State Police.
State statues say correctional facilities are responsible for telling State Police. State Police didn't know of the escape for five days.

The jailer says Million apologized for escaping.

"He said he wanted to visit the grave of his sister who had died in a fire here in Richmond a few years ago," said Thomas.

Million is back in the Madison County Detention Center, facing additional charges of Escape 2nd Degree and Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree. Before his escape, he was in jail serving time for Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense.


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