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Federal inmate captured after escaping from jail

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

The search is over for a federal inmate who escaped from a central Kentucky jail Tuesday morning.

Police tell us they recaptured 44-year-old Patrick Warren Holder just after noon.

They say Holder escaped from the Woodford County Detention Center around 10 Tuesday morning.

He was found about a mile away from the jail.

"Over in the back side of the park in a field by Clifton Road. He had left here and was laying down in a field", says Officer Pat Melton with Versailles Police.

Holder is originally from Hopkinsville. Police has a long history of charges, including at least two escape charges, burglaries, and robberies. He was charged for a robbery at the Domino's Pizza on Clay's Mill in Lexington in February 2009, but the case was dismissed by a Grand Jury.

Jail officials say Holder scaled the wall of the recreation area to get out. He was found by the U.S. Marshals, Versailles Police, and a bloodhound from the Blackburn Correctional Complex named Duke.

"As soon as he picked up the scent from behind the jail he took off running. The dog took us right to him", says Officer Bo Morgan with Versailles Police.

Patrick Holder has now been transported to the Fayette County Detention Center.

Woodford County schools were locked down today after Holder escaped, as a precaution.

This came a little more than a month after another federal inmate, Derek Capozzi, escaped from a van that was transporting him through Woodford County.

He was captured two days after he escaped.


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