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Prison escapee captured quickly

A prisoner who tried to escape the Blackburn Correctional Institute in Lexington didn't get very far.

We are told the escapee, 20-year-old Thomas Cummins, was tracked down just outside the prison on Tiburon Way, just off Sandersville Road, in the Masterson Station subdivision. The minimal-security prison is on Spurr Road in northern Fayette County.

Cummins was serving time on burglary and theft charges out of Warren County. He was not eligible for parole until February 2012. He will now face an additional charge of escape.


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