Thursday, August 25, 2011

Police Continue Search For Letcher County Escapee

{Kentucky}...Police were continuing to search Thursday for Stevie Daniel Wynn, 32, of Thornton, in Letcher County, an inmate who escaped Wednesday. Perry County Sheriff Les Burgett says Wynn was not handcuffed while being returned to the Letcher jail from a court appearance on shoplifting charges in Hazard, but he should have been. Burgett says the driver was slowing down or stopping when Wynn came through the security screen, overpowered the officer, pushing him out of the van, stole the van and fled. Wynn had less than a month to serve in the Letcher jail, but Burgett says, once he's caught, he will face charges of assaulting a police officer, theft of the van and escape.