Escapee captured after chase

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email
Larry Alan Crump

Larry Alan Crump

An escapee in Floyd County is back behind bars after leading police on a chase for several hours Saturday morning.

Larry Crump escaped from the Otter Creek Correctional Center Thursday night.

Police searched for him all day Friday, but did not find him until he led them on a stolen car chase early this morning.

The Otter Creek Correctional Facility sits in the town of Wheelwright.

Escapee Larry Crump hid in this town for 32 hours before police found him, but it was not an easy capture.

"About 1:40 this morning, deputies chased after stolen vehicle," said Floyd County Sheriff John Blackburn.

Police say when the car chase started in the Wheelwright Community they weren't quite sure who they were chasing, but they had a feeling it was Larry Crump.

"Got in a high pursuit chase from Wheelright, over into Jacks Creek, over into Knott County, then back over into Floyd County," Blackburn said.

After a 30 minute car chase, the stolen vehicle crashed. Police realized it was Crump, but the chase was not over yet.

"After about 3 hours of chasing him on foot, we captured him about 5:30 am this morning," said Blackburn.

A relief to those in the community and police.

"It's always a relief to capture one that escapes because it's my opinion that he was dangerous to the neighborhood. We're glad we got him," said Blackburn.

Now Crump is back behind bars and facing more charges on top of the 30 year sentence he was previously serving.

Crump is being held in the Floyd County Detention Center.
He is charged with auto theft, escape, burglary and wanton endangerment.

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