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Ky. escaped inmate, 2 others in custody

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Daryl E. Scott (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department) Daryl E. Scott (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
Byron Minter (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department) Byron Minter (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
April McKenzie (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department) April McKenzie (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

A manhunt for an inmate who escaped from the McCracken County Jail Wednesday night is over this morning.

According to state police, 29-year-old Daryl Scott was last seen at the recreational area of the jail.

Since then, there had been no sign of him.

But this morning, state police confirm he has been captured and is back in custody.

On Friday, June 24, 2011 at 12:47 a.m., Paducah Police Department, with cooperation from McCracken Regional Jail, was successful in apprehending the escaped inmate.  Scott had escaped from McCracken Regional Jail on June 23, 2011. 

Officers from Paducah Police first got information from McCracken Regional Jail regarding the description of a car Scott might be riding in.

According to police, they found the car at 820 Leiberman Street.  And, when an officer tried to approach him, Scott fled.

Scott  was taken into custody shortly thereafter by K-9 Officer Lofton Rowley and his partner K-9 Fox, Officer Mike Redmon and Officer Chris Fearon. 

Also in the suspect's car were the driver, Byron E. Minter and passenger April M. McKenzie, who were also taken into custody.

Daryl E. Scott, 29, of Paducah was arrested and charged with:

  • escape 2nd
  • fleeing or evading Police 2nd
  • resisting arrest
  • possession of marijuana
  • possession of drug paraphernalia
  • controlled substance not in proper container

Byron E. Minter, 32, of Paducah was arrested and was charged with hindering prosecution or apprehension 2nd and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, drugs, etc. 1st.

April M. McKenzie, 27, of Paducah was arrested and charged with contempt of court on an unrelated charge.  

Scott was behind bars for making meth and armed robbery. 

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