Lexington police take escaped inmate back into custody

City officials say inmate Samantha Lynn Collins did not return to the Lexington Division of...
City officials say inmate Samantha Lynn Collins did not return to the Lexington Division of Community Corrections from a court ordered pass on Thursday, she has since been taken back into custody.(Lexington Police Department)
Published: Sep. 18, 2022 at 10:21 AM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - On Sunday morning, Lexington Police stated that they have located an escaped inmate and taken her back into custody.

19-year-old inmate Samantha Lynn Collins is back in the custody of the Lexington Division of Community Corrections with assistance from the Lexington Police Department. She had failed to return from a court-ordered pass on September 15.

She was arrested on Saturday and booked in the Fayette County Detention Center early Sunday morning.

Collins is now being held on a new charge of Escape in the Second Degree along with her previous burglary and theft charges.

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