UPDATE: Escaped Christian County inmate back in custody

Wayne Eldridge Weeks was taken into custody at a gas station in Smiths Grove. (Photo: Warren County Detention Center)
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DRY RIDGE, Ky. (WKYT) – An escaped Kentucky inmate is now back in custody.

Wayne Eldridge Weeks escaped the Christian County Detention Center earlier in January.

Troopers originally thought Weeks would possibly travel east to Cynthiana or Mount Olivet.

According to television station WBKO, however, police received a call about a suspicious person at a gas station in Smiths Grove, northeast of Bowling Green.

When investigators arrived, they found Weeks and arrested him without incident.

Weeks is now in the Warren County Detention Center.

Original Story Posted: Sun 12:39 PM, Jan 12, 2020

Kentucky State Police are investigating after a report that a Christian County Detention Center inmate escaped.

According to a release, troopers in Dry Ridge were contacted Saturday by the KSP Post in Madisonville reporting that 38-year-old Wayne Eldridge Weeks had escaped the Christian County Detention Center while on work release.

Troopers say they have reason to believe that Weeks may travel to Mt. Olivet.

Weeks is described as being six feet tall, and weighing 260 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a turquoise short sleeve t-shirt, and a dark blue lightweight jacket, and jeans.

He has a tattoo of a Celtic knot on his right wrist, a Grateful Dead symbol on his right forearm, Grateful Dead dancing bears n his left forearm, and other tattoos on his right and left calves.

Weeks was serving time on charges of receiving stolen property, bail jumping, and drug possession.

Anyone who sees Weeks, or who has information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Kentucky State Police Post 6 at 859-428-1212 or by Text a Tip via the Kentucky State Police App. Callers may remain anonymous.