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Police search for escaped inmate in Shelby County

SHELBY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Police in Shelby County are searching for an inmate who walked away from the Shelby County Detention Center.

Andrew Joseph Wilson is part of the class D program. Officials tell WKYT he was with some inmates who went to a maintenance barn in Shelby County to clean salt trucks for the Road Department. The Deputy Jailer noticed Wilson was missing at around 1:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. A Department of Transportation vehicle was also missing.

Officials say a GPS device in the missing vehicle led officers to Lawrenceburg, where they found the vehicle, but not Wilson.

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