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Complicity to Escape 2nd Degree Arrests

Date of News Release: 09/21/2005

Muhlenberg County - On Wednesday, September 21, 2005 KSP Detective Greg Jones arrested former Muhlenberg County Humane Society employees, Paul Vance and Carrie Masden. Both were charged with Complicity to Escape 2nd Degree, which is a class D felony and lodged in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center. At the present time, James Crouch Jr. and Dennis Milburn, the two escapees, are still at large.

On September 16, 2005, the Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville was contacted by the Green River Correctional Complex reference two escapees. The Green River Correctional Complex advised that two inmates did not return from their work release program and requested that the KSP handle the investigation.

The two inmates were participating on a work release program at the Muhlenberg County Humane Society on September 15, 2005 and did not return to the GRCC.

Wanted for Escape 2nd Degree (Class D Felony) are:

  1. image of James Crouch Jr.James Crouch Jr.
    Age: 26
    Sex: M
    Race: White
    Height: 5'8"
    Weight: 200
    Hair: Blonde
    Eyes: Blue
  2. image of Dennis MilburnDennis Milburn
    Age: 28
    Sex: M
    Race: White
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 200
    Hair: Brown
    Eyes: Blue

James Crouch Jr. has a tattoo on his upper right arm. He was serving a 10 year sentence for Robbery 1st Degree and Burglary 1st Degree.

Dennis Milburn has several tattoos. Two on his right arm, one on his left arm, one on his left wrist, and one on his chest. He was serving a 10 year sentence for Assault 2nd Degree.

Both escapees should be considered dangerous. If you come into contact with either of the escapees, do not try to apprehend them. Contact the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state) or your local police department.

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