Whitley County jail escapee captured in Bell County

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WILLIAMSBURG, Ky (WYMT) - A Southern Kentucky jail escapee is back in custody after spending five days on the run.

Williamsburg Police say Justin Cornettt was caught Wednesday morning at a motel in Bell County.

Cornett escaped from the Whitley County Jail Friday with another inmate, James Fields. Fields was caught hours after the escape but Cornett eluded police for five days.

Cornett is being transported back to Whitley County.

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