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

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 holding cell 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 grumpy on Dec 30, 2008 at 10:49 AM
    look at the whole state and then the USa you can see the same thing going on I have been all over the usa and see it stop picking on each other and lets do something to help stop the problem any where you go you can find what ever type person you want to find
  • by john Location: ky on Dec 30, 2008 at 04:26 AM
    show me a county in the state of ky that don't have a drug problem,and i will move there.i agre with mike it is in every county not just jackson county,
  • by mom Location: ky on Dec 29, 2008 at 09:04 PM
    just reading these comments, laughing out loud. We are all from Ky here, no county is better than the other, just ask someone from Cali. You tell them you are from KY, its not gonna matter what county...lol..ya'll funny...
  • by Jim Location: Annville on Dec 29, 2008 at 03:52 PM
    Out of the 15 comments posted 9 were negative comments toward Jackson Co. Its a shame that Kentuckians feel this way about fellow Kentuckians.
  • by Amos Location: Lexington on Dec 29, 2008 at 01:47 PM
    Silly criminals. Too stupid to get away with crimes, get put in jail. Escape, then too stupid to last 12 hours out without getting caught. Just proves that they are where they need to be, out of the gene pool.
  • by mike Location: versailles on Dec 29, 2008 at 11:15 AM
    Hey Kentucky, stop throwing rocks at each other. For I am sure we all have problems in every county. Get a life!!
  • by Anonymous Location: Jackson County on Dec 28, 2008 at 03:52 PM
    Things like this happen all over the world not just in Jackson County. Sad but true.
  • by mary Location: Berea on Dec 28, 2008 at 09:16 AM
    And for you Lisa whoever you are, look around where you live, Barney-five could have had a college degree compared to what you live around. Berea has more rednecks if you want to call them that than any place in the world so just shut up about Jackson county
  • by mary Location: jones on Dec 28, 2008 at 09:13 AM
    You people that talk about Jackson County people just make me sick. I think they are some of the most wonderful people in the world live there. I have been gone for 30 years but not once have I ever made a remark about my hometown that I grew up in and was very pround of it. If you people in Richmond want to talk about hicks then talk about your own hometown but leave mine alone. There is 90% more drug addicts and sellers in Madison County and your so called Bluegrass than they have anywhere else in Ky. Just stop talking bad about those people in the mountains. At least they do have respect for themselves not like you people that say those terrible things about those good people. There are bad people everywhere and I believe there is a hell of lot more here than there.
  • by Jim Bob Billy Ray Location: Up'yander on Dec 28, 2008 at 07:39 AM
    Yep, them there winds just might topple yer new water tower!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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