Kentucky Police searching for escaped inmate on work release

Jeffrey Howard. (Source: Ohio County Detention Center)
Jeffrey Howard. (Source: Ohio County Detention Center)
Updated: May. 19, 2018 at 6:45 PM EDT
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HARTFORD, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say they are actively searching for an inmate who escaped after he left jail for court-approved work release.

A State Police news release says 44-year-old Jeffery N. Howard of Reynolds Station was being held in the Ohio County Detention Center in Hartford for non-violent charges. Police say he left the facility Thursday evening for his work release shift at Tamerlane Industries, but never returned Friday morning as scheduled.

The KSP described Howard as a white male, 5'10", 175 pounds with brown-gray hair and blue eyes.

State Police have a warrant for his arrest and are searching in Ohio County and surrounding areas.

Anyone with information on the case should call Kentucky State Police Post 16 at 270-826-3312 or contact a local law enforcement agency.

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