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.