Escaped inmate captured in western Kentucky

(source: Kentucky State Police)
(source: Kentucky State Police)

BENTON, KY (KFVS) - Kentucky State Police have captured an escaped inmate who fled from a patrol car on March 18.

Troopers arrested Don Brelsford after busting a meth lab. When he said he felt sick, troopers rolled down the window in case Brelsford got sick.  At some point during the ride, Brelsford opened the car door, and jumped out.

Friday, police report at approximately 9 p.m. Thursday they received information that Brelsford was possibly staying at 4340 Old Olive Road in Marshall County.

Troopers went to the home where they found and arrested Brelsford.

Brelsford was charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree, three McCracken County Sheriff's Office warrants for Failure to Appear, and a Kentucky State Police Division of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement warrant for Escape 2nd Degree.

Kentucky State Police also arrested 22-year-old Jessica Powell, at the residence. Powell was charged with Hindering Apprehension of a Fugitive.

The investigation is ongoing by the Kentucky State Police.

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