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Capture of Escaped Inmate in Richmond, KY

Date of News Release: 07/17/2005

(Mayfield, KY) - The Richmond Police Department in Madison County Kentucky arrested Vernon L. Parker Jr on July 16, 2005. Mr. Parker escaped from the Western Kentucky Correctional Facility on July 9, 2005 and was returned on July 17, 2005. Upon his return, Mr. Parker was charged with Escape 2nd by TPR Richard Wright, Kentucky State Police. Jay Mersfelder still remains at large. Anyone having information pertaining to this individual can contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state).

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