Kentucky State Police said that 26-year-old Nacomah Harmon managed to get away and jump into someone's car while he was working in downtown Pikeville and they are still searching for him.
Harmon, who was an inmate at the Pike County Detention Center, was out on work release with what police said was around four to six other inmates.
Police said that he is a felony offender.
“Currently he was serving time for a parole violation,” said Sgt. Jennifer Sandlin of Kentucky State Police Post 9 in Pikeville.
Officials said that Harmon was out hanging Christmas lights as part of the work release program when they thought he left to use the restroom. A citizen called the sheriff’s department to tell them they saw a man in a green jumpsuit jump into a 1995 blue Oldsmobile and lay down.
“The sheriff's department called us and the officer went out, counted inmates and he was gone so we notified state police and the department of corrections,” said Captain James Tolliver of the Pike County Detention Center.
“He saw a man in a jail uniform look around and jump in the backseat of a car and lay down and then the car drove off,” said Tolliver.
Harmon is a white man with a dark skin tone, 5 foot 9 weighing 285 pounds. He has black facial hair and brown eyes.
“Anyone who has escaped whether it be by force or not I would consider them to be dangerous. and if anyone does locate him to not approach him but to call the state police post,” said Sandlin.
“He was in jail for a reason and that's where he needs to be and you don't know if he isn't dangerous or that he would not harm anybody.”