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Northpoint Escapee Back In Police Custody

The search is over in Danville for an escaped prisoner.

Guards at Northpoint Training Center in Danville say they noticed 19-year-old Billy Pennington missing around nine o'clock Tuesday night.
Pennington is now back in custody.

Officials say Pennington was found at around 7:15 this morning hiding behind an air condition unit and never breached the main perimeter of the prison.

Kentucky State Police and Northpoint authorities continue to investigate the incident.

Pennington was serving a five-year sentence for attempted kidnapping in Laurel County. He was eligible for parole in October 2008.


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