Kentucky State Police: Escaped Christian Co. inmate back in custody

Kentucky State Police: Escaped Christian Co. inmate back in custody
Wayne Eldridge Weeks, 38, was taken into custody on Friday, January 17.

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (KFVS) - An escaped Christian County inmate is back in custody.

According to Kentucky State Police Post 3, they received a call around 8:45 a.m. on Friday, January 17 about a suspicious person at a gas station in Smiths Grove.

The trooper arrested the man, identified as Wayne Eldridge Weeks, without incident and took him to the Warren County Detention Center.

According to a press release, KSP received a call on Jan. 10 around 10:15 p.m. from the Christian County Detention Center, about an escaped inmate.

Weeks, 38, of Mt, Olivet Ky., had escaped while on work release at the Senior Citizen’s Center in Hopkinsville.

He was being held on drug, stealing and jumping bail charges.

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