Marshall County escaped inmate found in stolen vehicle, in custody

Inmate walked away from work detail in Ky.

BENTON, Ky. (KFVS) - The Kentucky State Police (KSP) have found a Marshall County inmate who walked away from a work release program.

According to a press release by KSP, Robert W. Fritz, 40 of Louisville, walked away from the Marshall County Animal Shelter on Jan. 13 around 12:40 p.m.

He currently faces multiple charges out of Shelby County and was also served with a Marshall County warrant for escaping.

Around 8 p.m. on Monday night, deputies responded to a stolen vehicle report not far from where Fritz was last seen.

Fritz, was last seen wearing blue jeans, red shoes and a red shirt.

He headed in a unknown direction, according to state police. They believed he could be traveling in a white Dodge pickup truck with a camper top.

On Tuesday, Jan. 14 deputies with the sheriff’s department said they got a notification from OnStar equipped in the vehicle of a possible location of the vehicle.

That location was off I-64 in Shelby County, Ky.

After 9 a.m., Fritz was found sitting in a stolen GMC Sierra pickup truck.

He was arrested without further incident. He is currently lodged in Shelby County Detention Center.

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