Escaped inmate fled from vehicle while out for medical treatment

Escaped inmate fled from vehicle while out for medical treatment
Jaquavius D. Whitlock (pictured) was being held on drug and gun charges. (Source: Kentucky State Police)

CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - Kentucky State Police and Christian County Detention Center officials are searching for an escaped inmate.

Jaquavius D. Whitlock, 19 of Hopkinsville, was on a furlough for medical treatment.

Officials said he was in a family member’s vehicle when he fled on foot.

He was last seen on South Oneal Avenue in Hopkinsville around 1:50 p.m.

State Police were notified of his escape on Monday, Jan. 6 at 3:44 p.m.

He was being held on charges of possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun and using restricted ammo during a felony (no shots).

Whitlock is described as a black male, with black hair, brown eyes, about 5-foot-9 and weighing around 165 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a red sweatshirt and jeans.

If anyone has information on the whereabouts of the subject, please contact Kentucky State Police Post 2 at 270-676-3313 or text information via the Kentucky State Police App. Callers may remain Anonymous.

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