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Woman arrested for helping escaped inmate in Whitley Co.

Katherine Wheeler

Katherine Wheeler

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Police have arrested a woman for helping an escaped inmate.

Williamsburg Police have charged 39-year-old Katherine Wheeler with hindering apprehension and second degree escape.They say she helped 34-year-old Shannon Wynn evade police.

Police say Wynn walked away while on work release Monday. Officials tell us he was behind bars in Whitley County for manufacturing meth, as well as a parole violation, and was being held on a $50,000 bond.

Wynn has a long criminal history, and has been in and out of jail since 2006.

Officials say he was on work release with the highway department on U.S. 25 South when he escaped.

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