Three Inmates Caught After Escape

Their run for freedom didn't last long. Just hours after breaking out of an eastern Kentucky jail, three inmates are back behind bars

It happened early Friday morning at the Jackson County Jail in McKee.

Deputy Jailer Markie Barker says when he went to a cell where Wayne Maupin and Billy Farrar were being held. They reportedly grabbed Barker, took his keys and put him in the cell.

After that, they locked another deputy in a broom closet before leaving the jail with a third inmate, Judy McQueen.

They were returned to the jail at around 10:00 Friday morning.

Maupin was a trustee at the jail and jail officials say they thought he was trustworthy.

Both Maupin and McQueen were being held on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, while Farrar was held on fugitive charges out of Mississippi.


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  • by tex Location: texas on Dec 28, 2008 at 07:40 PM
    I dont like trustee's...seems they can never be trusted
  • by haha on Dec 27, 2008 at 04:54 PM
    they thought the INMATE was trustworthy hahahaha....
  • by john q taxpayer Location: east ky on Dec 27, 2008 at 06:23 AM
    dont get city, state, and Federal Goverment jails and prisons mixed up.If am correct the on in Letcher county will be a Fed joint with different security practices.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 26, 2008 at 12:06 PM
    and they want to bild a prison here in letcher co.hmmm.wont be good.owell

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