Escaped inmate caught after multi-county chase

Escaped inmate caught after multi-county chase

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - A McCracken County, Kentucky inmate that escaped from a work detail was taken into custody southeast of Lexington on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 25.

According to sister-station WYMT, Daniel Bell Jr., 35 of Paintsville, Ky., was arrested after a multi-county chase in Johnson County, Ky.

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Department said the chase started in Prestonsburg and ended 30 miles later in Paintsville.

Kentucky State Police (KSP) reported on Sunday, Feb. 23 that Bell walked away from a work release program at Brooks Stadium in Paducah around 5:40 p.m.

Daniel Bell was last seen at Brooks Stadium on work detail. (Source: KFVS)
Daniel Bell was last seen at Brooks Stadium on work detail. (Source: KFVS) (Source: KFVS)

KSP said Bell stole a maroon 2000 Chevy 2500 Silverado extended cab from the stadium and left in a unknown direction.

It was not clear what direction of travel Bell was headed towards, but it was believed he went east.

Kentucky State Police continue their investigation into Bell’s escape.

The Paducah Police Department is investigating the the stolen vehicle

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