Inmates Are Back Behind Bars

Upon arrival Trooper Tony Dingess was given information that the escapees were running on the local railroad tracks. Trooper Dingess, Tpr. Shaler Jones and members of the McCreary County Sheriffs Office proceeded to the railroad tracks where they heard the subjects running in the woods but were unable to locate them.
A short time later McCreary County 911 received a prowler complaint at a residence on Dripping Springs Road. Trooper Dingess, Tpr. Shaler Jones, Officer Tim Grooms with the US Forest Service, Sheriff Gus Skinner and Officers of the McCreary County Sheriffs Office proceeded to the residence where they located and arrested, without incident, Darren J. Renfro, 24, of Parker's Lake.
The second subject Virgil L. Allen, 23, of Parker's Lake was located hiding under the residence and after a brief altercation was arrested. Both subjects were lodged in the McCreary County Detention Center and charges of Escape 1st and Assault are pending.
Detective Billy Correll is in charge the investigation and was assisted by officers from the Kentucky State Police, the McCreary County Sheriff's Office and the US Forest Service.>


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  • by Wow Location: Richmond on May 7, 2008 at 01:21 AM
    WHat are they making these jails out of wet cardboard?
  • by T Location: Parkers lake on May 6, 2008 at 05:12 AM
    This was a frightening experience. I learned of the escape while in route to work at 3:30am. I was stopped by Pulaski County law enforcment. And asked to open the trunk of my car to make sure i was not carrying the escaped inmates out of the county. Which they said they were looking for 2 escaped inmates, but did not specify if they were from the county jail or the federal prison.

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