Search underway for escaped WKY inmate

Updated: Aug. 13, 2018 at 4:04 PM EDT
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Charles A. Richards (Source: Kentucky State Police)
Charles A. Richards (Source: Kentucky State Police)

PADUCAH, KY (WAVE) - Authorities in western Kentucky are searching for an escaped inmate.

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Charles A. Richards, 28, of Winchester, KY, was discovered missing from the Keaton Correctional Facility around 8:30 p.m. (Central time) Aug. 12 after a head count. He was serving a sentence for manufacturing meth.

Richards is 5'9" and has blonde hair and blue eyes. Authorities are not sure what Richards was wearing at the time of his escape.

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Anyone with information about the location of Richards is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Tips can also be made anonymously through the KSP app.

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