Eastern Kentucky Man Wanted For Escape

At 2:34PM on June 25, 2008, Somerset police officers were notified of a prisoner who walked away from a work release detail at the Pulaski County Animal Shelter.

Gary Burgess Rollins, 48, of Parkers Lake in McCreary County, was serving an eight year sentence in the Pulaski County Detention Center for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance and Bail Jumping. He was convicted in McCreary Circuit Court earlier this year, and was being held as a state prisoner.

Rollins was assigned to a work release detail at the Pulaski County Animal Shelter when he was observed leaving the premises in a white passenger car. Animal Shelter personnel immediately notified law enforcement and units began their search for Rollins.

Rollins is described as a white male, 5'8" tall and weighs 170 pounds. At the time of the escape, he had long brown hair and a beard. Rollins has numerous tattoos on his arms and neck.

Burgess should be considered dangerous. Anyone having information on the whereabouts of Gary Rollins is asked to call 911 or their local law enforcement agency.

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