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Inmate Escapee Caught in Georgetown

Scott County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Caudill started his Saturday shift filling up his patrol car, but when he was standing at the pump something strange caught his eye.

"I seen a guy come out here in between the two bushes and I was like wow that's kinda interesting, coming out from behind a building," says Deputy Caudill.

Deputy Caudill got back in his car and caught up to the man, started asking him questions.

"The name he gave me was a false name of course and the date of birth also, but the social security number he gave me was actually his."

The man was 25 year-old Russell Curtis. Curtis had escaped from the Blackburn Correctional Complex Wednesday night. And when the deputy was checking for records on Curtis, the escapee took off.

"Ran him to the railroad tracks and ran about a quarter mile, half a mile. He kinda darted up in some bushes."

The Sheriff's Office worked with Georgetown Police to trap Curtis. It took teams about 30 minutes to get him back in custody.

"He'd gotten a little dehydrated and he was starting to ... been without food for three days," says Deputy Caudill.


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