Police apprehend escaped inmate in Bardstown

Police apprehend escaped inmate in Bardstown
David Works. (Source: Nelson County Sheriff's Office)

BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - Police have apprehended inmate who escaped in Nelson County Thursday afternoon.

Around 3:27 p.m., police said David Works, who was wearing an orange jumpsuit, escaped custody after a court appearance. Works was described as a white male, 6′1″ and 165 pounds with a shaved head.

Nelson County deputies and other local agencies immediately saturated the area, officials said.

Works reportedly removed his handcuffs in the Nelson County Jail parking lot and fled towards Johnson Street. After investigating, it was determined that Works had escaped from the transport vehicle and fled down Johnson Street. The suspect’s jumpsuit was found in the area.

Around 7:21 p.m., reports from residents in the area came in, stating that the subject had been seen in the area.

At approximately 7:29 p.m., Nelson County Deputy Reece Riley notified dispatch that the suspect was in custody.

Works has been charged with fleeing and evading police in the first degree and escape in the second degree.

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