COPY-Escaped inmate from Ky. arrested in Tenn.

Associated Press - July 24, 2010 5:24 PM ET

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - An inmate who escaped from a Kentucky jail has been arrested in Tennessee.

Police tell WKYT-TV that Nathan Pierce was found hiding in a shower of a home in Lafolette, Tenn., on Friday. They credit a tip for helping them find him.

Police in Scott County, Ky., had been looking for Pierce since July 4, when he escaped while painting a door that led out of the facility.

Pierce is now awaiting extradition.

Information from: WKYT-TV,

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