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Female inmate escapes custody while being transported in Kentucky

Police say the woman was being held in the Fayette County Detention Center and was being taken to Nicholas County for a court hearing where she also faces charges. Photo: Fayette County Detention Center facilities Oct. 3, 2018. (Amy Wallot)

Christopher Leach

Lexington Herald-Leader

An inmate is at-large after escaping custody in Lexington Tuesday afternoon, according to Lexington police.

Sgt. Nate Williams said Lexington police received a call from the Nicholas County Sheriff’s Office around 3 p.m. for a report that a Nicholas County inmate escaped custody while being transported. The female inmate was last seen in 100 block of E. New Circle Road, according to police.

The woman is not considered a threat to the public, according to Williams. She was being held on non-violent charges.

After the report came in, police set up a perimeter and brought in K-9 units to track down the inmate, according to Williams. Police cleared the scene shortly afterwards after being unable to locate the inmate.

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