Police: Multi-state manhunt continues for escapees

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

CAMPBELLSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say the search continues for three inmates who escaped from an Indiana state prison and assaulted three Kentucky residents and stole guns, cash and clothing.

Trooper Kevin Woosley said on Tuesday that police are still receiving reports of sightings, but none had panned out. On Monday, troopers put out word to agencies in neighboring Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia and Missouri to watch for the three inmates.

Earlier Monday, state Police Capt. Dean Hayes in Campbellsburg said the men took a dull green 1998 Ford Ranger 4X4 super cab with Kentucky registration plate 7824BZ from a home in Sanders in northern Kentucky.

The three escaped from the Branchville Correctional Facility in Indiana on Friday.

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