Police in search of escapee from Pike Co. Jail

By: Paige Quiggins Email
By: Paige Quiggins Email

Police are searching for a fugitive out of Pike County. James Adams, 32, escaped in the Mossey Bottom area at around noon on Feb. 28.

“We received a complaint from the Pike County Detention Center that an inmate escaped while on the supervised work release program,” said Trooper Michael Webb of Kentucky State Police.

Adams was working with eight other inmates cleaning up the area and cutting down trees when he was sent to get supplies from a truck and did not return.

“He left the group he was away for about fifteen minutes and upon trying to look for this person they were unable to locate him,” said Webb.

It has been almost exactly 4 months to the date that another inmate escaped from the Pike County Detention Center while on work release. Nacomah Harmon was outside hanging christmas lights on Oct. 26 when police said he took off in a getaway car. Officers said the driver was his wife, 22-year-old Kaityln Charles Harmon. Recorded phone conversations revealed that Harmon’s escape was planned with his wife. Harmon was located around a week after that, but in Adams' case he was in another community miles away from the jail. As of November, both of the Harmons' bonds were set at $10,000.

Adams is described as a white man with a fair complexion. He has short brown hair and brown eyes and is 6 feet tall, weighing about 195 pounds with tattoos on both arms. Adams had served just more than three months of a two year sentence for receiving stolen property and police said they want to get him back behind bars...

“We will do our best to try to get this person back to the detention center,” said Webb.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police in Pikeville at 606-433-7711.


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