Bank Robbery Suspect Released From Jail

A search is underway for an accused bank robber, who was let out of jail.

Kenneth Chandler is currently unaccounted for, and wanted on a federal indictment for bank robbery.

The 47-year-old is charged with the January robbery of the Central Bank on Harrodsburg Road. The grand jury also indicted Chandler for a bank robbery last year in Shelbyville.

Chandler was being held in the Fayette County Detention Center but was released on Wednesday. It appears jail officials were unaware of the federal indictment against Chandler and released him because the Fayette County Grand Jury declined to indict him on state charges.

Several law enforcement agencies are currently searching for the man. He is now wanted on federal charges or armed robbery and possession of a firearm.


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  • by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2008 at 10:59 AM
    Why should he be the one to blame?...CAUSE HE COMMITTED ARMED ROBBERY! I don't think it would have taken so long to find him if he had been with family, cause that is the first place they would look.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 19, 2008 at 07:55 PM
    He didn't run off!!!! They let him go because they couldn't hold him since the FBI didn't do there job on time so why should he be the one to blam for there problem. And I'm sure that he has an attorney that told him what he could do and couldn't do. And since they weren't there to pick him up when he was released I'm sure he was visiting with his family knowing that they would pick him up.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 18, 2008 at 06:48 AM
    YOU GOTTA BE KIDDIN ME! He committed ARMED robbery. He should definately get the same punishment as anyone else. I don't think he turned himself in to be "honorable". I can't believe some would use "honorable" and "armed robbery" in the same sentence! Yes, we ALL make mistakes, but there are consequences we must face also.
  • by ME Location: Ky on Mar 18, 2008 at 04:30 AM
    Even though he turned himself in(which is honorable) Why should he get off easy? He committed a crime and should get the same punishment as any one else that did this.If he was completely "honest" he wouldn't have taken off when released.But I guess if I were in his shoes I would want a few days of freedom, knowing I was going to be in there for several years.It all worked out.All is good.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 17, 2008 at 01:10 PM
    The accused is back and he did turn himself in. That shows that hes atleast honest anough to do the right thing. We are all human and make mistakes and since the FBI didn't complete there mission he should be released and put on house arrest.
  • by ANONYMOUS ON MARCH 17 Location: HENRY CO, KY on Mar 17, 2008 at 10:40 AM
    WELL I AM SO HAPPY THAT YOU GOT BACK TO LEXINGTON SAFLY. HE DID RETURN TO JAIL WHEN HE FOUND OUT THAT THE FBI WANTED.
  • by anonymous on Mar 16, 2008 at 10:17 PM
    The accused in this article turned him self in, I heard from someone that works at the jail. That took courage I think.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 16, 2008 at 04:12 PM
    Sounds like the feds need to return to our jail and find that BONG!
  • by white bass Location: Richmond on Mar 15, 2008 at 05:56 AM
    Sounds like the FEDS acted as they normaly do, and failed to notify the local authorities of the indictment, and failed to place a holder on the suspect.
  • by Johnny Barrett Location: Lexington on Mar 15, 2008 at 12:32 AM
    There is no room for error when it comes to jails and prisons etc.. Sounds like somebody needs some more training.
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