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Bell County inmate escapee caught in Pulaski County

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

Bell County Forestry Camp officials report Joshua Woodall, 29, is back in custody.  Prison officials say the Pulaski County Sheriff

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BELL COUNTY and PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - UPDATE

Bell County Forestry Camp officials report Joshua Woodall, 29, is back in custody. Prison officials say the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department found and arrested him Wednesday evening.

Investigators say Woodall walked away from the Bell County Forestry Camp on Wednesday morning.

He was serving a twenty year sentence for Receiving Stolen Property, 3rd Degree Burglary and Theft from Pulaski County.

Investigators believed he would try to go home to Pulaski County.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Department says deputies and Bell County Forestry Camp officials set-up surveillance and found Woodall in a car with his wife, Adrienne Eggers Woodall, on South Highway 27 in Tateville.

Deputies say detectives found 23 Oxycodone pills and $70 cash in the vehicle.

Joshua Woodall, was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense. He was then released to prison officials and transported back to Bell County to face escape charges.

Adrienna Eggers Woodall, 25, Grundy Road Somerset, was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense. She was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center. Deputies say additional charges are possible.

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ORIGINAL STORY

Police are searching in several counties for an inmate who escaped from the Bell County Forestry Camp.
Prison officials say 29-year-old Joshua Woodall of Pulaski County walked away Wednesday morning.

The Bell County Forestry Camp warden says the inmate was missing during the 9:30 a.m. inmate check.

"We had some reports of people that saw him on this road. We had a report of someone thinking he was a hitchhiker and took him to Pineville," said Warden Kathy Litteral.

The warden says he left in his khaki prison clothes but they believe he is now wearing shorts, a brown t-shirt, and green cap.

"We have him on camera from a store in Pineville where he shoplifted some clothes, so he's changed clothes a couple of times," Litteral said.

Woodall also has several tattoos including his brother's picture, his name Woodall on his left arm, and several tattoos on his right arm.

He is serving a 20 year sentence for receiving stolen property, burglary and theft in Pulaski County.

State police believe he is headed home to Somerset.

"We're still trying to gain any information we can. We're not sure if he's still in this area. We assume he's trying to get back to Pulaski County where he's from and where he has family," said Trooper Shane Jacobs, Kentucky State Police.

Officials say when caught, Woodall faces an escape charge.


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