Search Continues For Jail Escapee

The jailer thought good behavior meant an inmate could be trusted as a trustee; that is until he vanished Thursday morning.

Police in Montgomery County say Robin Maple escaped from the Mt. Sterling Jail just after 11:00 a.m.

Maple was jailed in Montgomery County awaiting trial for a stand-off and the alleged kidnapping of his 14-month-old son back in July.

The toddler ended up in the hospital after his father crashed his car.

Maple was in jail on several charges including kidnapping, assault, and wanton endangerment.

Once he's caught, escape will likely be added to that list.

We spoke with Maple's ex-girlfriend, Melissa Patrick, Thursday evening who says she and their son, Wyatt, are now in hiding until he is either caught or turns himself in.

She says she fears he will try to kidnap Wyatt again, and thinks the reason he escaped from jail is to find them, saying that she hasn't taken his phone calls from the jail in weeks.

She says she just hopes he will turn himself in to police as soon as possible.

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  • by Tony Location: winchester on Oct 21, 2008 at 02:52 PM
    Spencer makes a good point wonder what it will cost in dollars,hopefully that will be all, hope no one gets hurt im sure law enforcement arent looking forward to another stand off he seems even more unstable this time thats why its so hard to understand why he was given trustee status pray someone or law enforcement can capture him again without getting hurt
  • by Jeff Location: Jeffersonville on Oct 20, 2008 at 05:01 PM
    c/o no one I see is complaining about the deputies that dont pick trustees it is about the poor judgement this JAILER used in letting this guy be a trustee and also I have done the job if you dont like your pay find another job!!!!
  • by c/o Location: lex on Oct 20, 2008 at 01:25 AM
    It is hard to watch over all your "jail birds" and if YOU think you can do better then run for jailer!!!!!!!! If you don't make mistakes then become a C/O then and do the job. For thoses of you who say well they are not watching them well guess what there is only 1 or 2 guards for several jail birds and if you dont like it then give the jail money and pay for more C/O to be put in ( YOU PAY THEM THERE CHECK ) until you do one of the above just stay quite cause you have no idea what it is like. COME DO THE JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by spencer Location: mt.sterling on Oct 19, 2008 at 07:31 AM
    how much tax dollars have already been spent on this guy ? he held several state police ,swat team and several local agencies at a stand off just few weeks ago how much more tax dollars will be spent this go around ????
  • by Jeff Location: Jeffersonville on Oct 18, 2008 at 11:49 PM
    I agree matthew wkyt is always on top of the news Im sure they will be first to report hope no one gets hurt because of this jailer
  • by C on Oct 18, 2008 at 09:39 AM
    And then you have one specific jailer in Southeast Ky. who has been known to just "turn em loose" give em a head start, then report that they've escaped. Most of us in the area know who we're referring to.
  • by L on Oct 18, 2008 at 09:36 AM
    Most of them aren't locked up for being pillars of the community and working in the corrections system myself, it takes constant watch over every move that they make because many of them are always thinking of the timing and opportunity to escape.
  • by Jeff Location: Jeffersonville on Oct 18, 2008 at 06:47 AM
    I agree Kendal it is a tough job and you get excellent training from dept. of corrections but when independent like myers you do what you want - he wont be punished! so hope law enforcement can once again capture him without someone being hurt
  • by Richard Location: Mt. Sterling on Oct 17, 2008 at 09:57 AM
    I can't imagine trying to find anyone downtown in the Court Day mess.
  • by Jennifer Location: Lexington on Oct 17, 2008 at 09:39 AM
    To all but Steve, use spell check and grammar check when posting online comments. To Henry alone, take a geography class. I totally agree with Steve, noone should have ever made this guy a trustee. I know him personally, and nothing about him is trustworthy.
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