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Alabama escapee arrested in Laurel County

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A Florence Alabama Detention escapee was arrested in Laurel County Thursday night.

The Laurel County Sheriff’s office arrested 43-year-old Terry W. Meyers. The arrest was made around 11pm.

Meyers escaped from the Florence Alabama Detention Center where he was serving a 2 year Felony Theft sentence.

When police arrived Meyers was hiding in the closet of his mother’s home. He was eventually located using a Forward Looking Infrared, which picks up the heat signature put off by a persons body heat.

Along with his Felony escape charge, Meyers is also charged with numerous local warrants and resisting arrest.

The arrest was made in conjunction with the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office and the London City Fire Department.

Meyers is currently lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility.


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