Car Used In Teens' Escape Found By Police

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Harrodsburg Police say they found a state car early Wednesday morning that was used by two teenage girls who overpowered an officer to escape custody.

17-year-old Amber Tucker and 16-year-old Brandi Murrah were being transported from Warren County to the Morehead Youth Development Center in Morehead, when one of the inmates faked an illness.

When the transport officer checked on her, police say both teenagers overpowered the officer, forcing her to stop and exit the car.

They then allegedly stole the car, a blue 2005 Ford Crown Victoria.

Harrodsburg Police say they found the car at the end of an undeveloped subdivision of US 127 behind the Jeff Sachs auto dealership in Mercer County.

They tell 27 NEWSFIRST both rear tires were flat.

Officers couldn't find a weapon or cell phone inside the car and said the keys were missing.

Police used a K-9 unit to try to track down Tucker and Murrah but couldn't find them.

Investigators think the two could have been picked up by another driver.

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  • by belinda Location: ky on Nov 5, 2010 at 05:00 PM
    I didn't get to raise my daughter Brandi. The state came in and took them from me when she was little and said I was to young to raise her. But that year they took hundred's of kid's. But when she turned 18 they let her come home and I tried to get to know her. But she would not let me and smacked her little brother in his face now she has a baby and live's in public housing. didn't finish school are anything. don't blame it on the parent's on this one I'm in college and if I raised her she would have more respect for authority.
  • by Dawn Location: Tampa, FL on Jun 18, 2009 at 04:21 PM
    I'd give Brandi and Amber a home if I knew where they were, yes I'd take a gamble on them. If they were given love, a good school and allowed to associate with good quality friends, I am sure they'd do fine. I don't condone their method of escape, but I also do not feel bad for those they escaped from. I hope they are safe and doing well. I will do a search and see if there is more on them. I WILL give them a home if they are still alive and I can find them (I know unlikely). I know some feel they should probably be transported wearing only bright orange leotards, with bare feet, handcuffs and and their ankles chained, which while may make it more of a challenge (high visibility, uncomfortable not having shoes, etc) I doubt it is a solution to reforming them for a productive future. Dawn
  • by Other Mom Location: KY on Apr 5, 2008 at 09:11 PM
    Just found this site. Not only do I know both these girls - "I Love Them". They ran afraid of the system that they are a product of. All children need love. Some never have real parents who love them. That leaves it up to others the moms and dads in foster care who try very hard to make a difference (and do) but sometimes the damage has already been done. These young ladies have issues far beyond the present. They are beautiful inside and out. Rejected over and over by people in their lives they strike out sometimes just from fear. It seems so odd that perfect strangers can be so indifferent and harsh. Yes they did something incredibly wrong and both now are facing the consequences, yet if you had to be in their shoes growing up or now today as they live with the results of their actions. You probably would have done the same or worse, just to get away. Try not to pass judgement.
  • by tammy Location: lexington on Jul 21, 2007 at 07:19 PM
    thelma and louise need a good spanking.i bet these girls come from good homes but their parents just could not do a thing with them .or on the other hand no one has ever gave them love or guidance ,whatever they need they are not going to get it this way ,girls start thinking ! is this the way you want to live your lives ?
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Jul 21, 2007 at 06:16 PM
    Wake up! These two STOLE an officers car and ASSAULTED the officer. They need HARD TIME, this psycho-babble horse crap only makes the problems WORSE!
  • by Casey Location: Lexington on Jul 20, 2007 at 11:32 AM
    There needs to be more than one officer on transports at all times to deter events like these from happening.
  • by Ann Location: Bardstown on Jul 20, 2007 at 05:07 AM
    Take them home with you then if you think they are so mistreated.
  • by Sick Location: of it on Jul 19, 2007 at 08:21 PM
    Bless their hearts!! Whatever people!! What about the victims and the person that was transporting them???!!
  • by Disabled Location: Formerly of KY on Jul 19, 2007 at 11:07 AM
    I lived in KY for the first 48 yrs of my life and this is two times I've commented on this site. I worked as an RN and saw many such youths. They don't stop here, authority is broken with breaking the law. The press doesn't say why they were in custody. Frankly, just because a few privilged young people are glorified by being "BAD" our youth think they can too. Has no one else been listening to the news about the beatings, the rapes, and the robberies committed by young people today?? The news has YouTube arrest everyday. Also, unless a lesson is learned early that there are laws and conduct that lead to a brighter future, these children are just going to be another name on the cell block if they live long enough. I've seen examples enough through my own neighborhood, where parents thought they were helping their children by not punishing them for bad behavior. Some have gone on to be addicts, prostitutes, unwed mothers with no education, robbiers, and a few who were unlucky enough to now be dead. Please, awake up America and help our youth not through leniency but through direction that is stern enough to make an impression.
  • by dusty Location: morehead on Jul 19, 2007 at 10:01 AM
    these girls have made there bed, now they have to lay in it.
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