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KSP Search For Inmate Who Escaped Transport Van

Posted: 6:30 AM, Jun 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-07 06:30:52-04

LEE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– Kentucky State Police are looking for an inmate they say escaped from a transport van in Lee County.

It happened Thursday afternoon.

Troopers say 39-year-old Jamie Vires, of Jackson, was able to get out of the van on Highway 11 south near Beattyville.

Vires is 6’1″,190 pounds, and has blue eyes and brown hair.

Police say he was in jail serving a sentence on several charges, including receiving stolen property, burglary, theft by unlawful taking, and assault.

If you see him, call police.