Jail Escapee Remains Hospitalized

UPDATE: A jail escapee accused of killing the mother of his child remains in the hospital this Tuesday afternoon.

No information was available on Robin Maple's condition.

He was flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital from Morgan County after police found him and Melissa Patrick in a car.

Both with gunshots wounds.

Patrick died at the scene.

The double shooting happened nearly a month after Maple escaped from the Montgomery County jail.

He'd been there on charges of abducting their son.


He'd been on the run for weeks, but now the search for an escaped inmate ends with a deadly shooting.

Kentucky State Police say a man who escaped from the Montgomery County jail was found Monday morning with his ex-girlfriend, who had been shot to death.

Robin Maple escaped last month and has been on the run. His ex-girlfriend, Melissa Patrick, told 27 Newsfirst recently that she feared he would come after her and their 18-month-old son, Wyatt.

Police received a call about shots being fired at a residence Monday morning in Morgan County.

Kentucky State Police say Robin Maple went to his ex-girlfriends home and then abducted her.

Her parents, who live nearby tell 27 NewsFirst that he tried to make contact with their daughter last week, banging on her car door and police were contacted, but never found him.

They went outside this morning to find Robin Maple fighting with Melissa Patrick and trying to shoot at her, before driving his car away with her inside.

KSP says Melissa Patrick was fatally shot. They aren't sure if this happened at her home, or inside the car. Robin Maple drove to a nearby home and had a resident call police. He also had been shot and was seriously injured.

Maple escaped from the Montgomery County Jail in October after kidnapping his and Melissa Patrick's son and having a standoff with police.

Police are looking into who he has been staying with in the last month before today's incident. If someone has been hiding him, police say they could face charges.

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  • by roger Location: mt.sterling on Nov 13, 2008 at 04:59 AM
    he should not be in the hospital he should be dead
  • by cousin Location: Ohio on Nov 12, 2008 at 05:53 PM
    This is my cousin and my heart goes out to her children and her mother...god be with you
  • by Kendal Location: Lexington on Nov 12, 2008 at 12:43 PM
    Perhaps, a reasoning as to WHY this man was a trustee would help. I mean HOW INSANE! What in the world. I feel the blood of that wonderful, beautiful woman is NOW on the Montgomery County jail's hands! I mean he treatened her BEFORE he escaped. Yet, they decide he is TRUSTEE material!!!! Whatever! Whoever made that decison SHOULD NOT have a job...and should be held responsible!!!! Thoughts and prayers to the family. SHAME ON Mont. Co. Jail!!!!
  • by Elwood Location: LexVegas on Nov 12, 2008 at 12:25 PM
    He's alive.
  • by mj on Nov 12, 2008 at 10:57 AM
    this jailer needs to be charged with assiting in a murder.. this is insane,, it is completely his fault that she is dead, and a child is without a mother. She was trying to protect her baby!!!!
  • by saddened Location: mt.sterling on Nov 12, 2008 at 08:03 AM
    It's sad that this happened to Missy.I went to school with her & sat with her at lunch everyday. I pray for her family and children. You know she loves you and is with you every day.
  • by Tony Location: Winchester on Nov 11, 2008 at 06:08 PM
    I heard he is still alive! isnt Tammy Witt Myers secretary/girlfiend kin to Robin ? such a shame
  • by Tony Location: Winchester on Nov 11, 2008 at 04:01 PM
    Still havent heard anyone say maybe he was a trusty because Dewaynes secretary and Girlfriend Tammy Witt was Maples cousin
  • by DC Location: Richmond on Nov 11, 2008 at 02:50 PM
    A clear case of inside good old boy stuff. Can you believe with Roberts record he was a trustee?? Can you really believe anyone was looking for the guy? Well now it is to late and any one responsible for this jailer, judge, sheriffs dept, whoever hid or helped Robert Maple in any way. Where did he get the gun? Its almost 50 miles from Richmond to Mount Sterling but you can smell and inside job from here.
  • by Outraged Location: Mount Sterling on Nov 11, 2008 at 01:49 PM
    First off, I must say that the whole situation is a very tragic sad situation. I do however find it amazing of the comments of some people on here, who know nothing about the situation. I have read over and over, the person helping to hide him should go to jail, I totally agree, but its sad when after he escaped he has been seen with the woman he killed on numerous occasions. Mellissa was put in a safe house for her protection, she never stayed one night, she did not want to stay. I totally agree that Robin deserves what he gets, and Montgomery County jailer Dewayne Meyers, should be held responsible and the family should seek civil action against the jail,jailer, and employees.


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