Van stolen by Letcher County escapee found

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

The van found is the one the Letcher County escapee, Stevie Wynn, stole on Wednesday after assaulting a bailiff.

Police officials were surprised to find the van undamaged with the keys inside.

A public workers' call to KSP led police officials to the location of the transport van Letcher County escapee, Stevie Wynn, got away in.

"If the public worker would have just passed the vehicle up that would have been very discomforting for us because we'd still be wondering where our vehicle was at and maybe where the perpetrator would be," said Jack Duff, Captain of Perry County Sheriff's Department.

The van was located in the Camp Branch area of Letcher County.

When police officials drove up a steep hill off of 931 on a strip job, they did not expect to find the van undamaged.

"I expected to have some damage to the vehicle or at least thrown the keys away, but it's undamaged. And it's still got three quarters of a tank of gas," said Captain Duff.

Officials say Wynn's family members live in the area where the van was found.

"According to the KSP, just across the hill is where his parents live, so he probably parked it here and walked across the hill," said Les Burgett, Perry County Sheriff.

Police officials say they are not sure why Wynn escaped.

"From my understanding, with his charges he had less than 30 days to pull out of jail. So why he would do this? And then be looking at some serious time now," said Sheriff Burgett.

Wynn now faces charges of escape, theft, and assault of a police officer.

Police say finding the van is a start to finding Wynn.

The search for Wynn continues.

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