IRVINE, KY (WAVE) - An inmate escaped from the Estill County Detention Center on Monday night, according to WLEX-TV, the NBC affiliate in Lexington.
Around 11:30 p.m., police were transferring the man from Laurel County when he took off outside the jail and headed toward a nearby water treatment facility.
The inmate found a truck belonging to a security guard with the keys inside and drove away.
The security guard shot at the truck and flattened three of its tires.
The man grabbed a machete from inside the truck and ran off.
Police are still looking for the escapee. They have not released his name.