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Escapee from the Marion County Adjustment Center

Date of News Release: 07/09/2006

(Columbia, KY) - An image of Hinkle, click here to enlarge Trooper John Adams is investigating an escape from the Marion County Adjustment Center in Saint Mary's, Kentucky. At approximately 4:00 p.m. E.S.T., Jeffrey James Hinkle assaulted three guards at the adjustment center and then fled the grounds.

Hinkle is described as a 36 year-old black male, 5'-6", 130 pounds, with long, partially braided black hair, brown eyes, and a medium complexion. He has a tattoo of a panther on his chest and 2 small scars on his forehead. He was last seen wearing gray shorts and a white sleeveless t-shirt with unknown numerals on the back in blue lettering.

Hinkle has a long history of burglary, robbery, theft, and other property related crimes. He was serving a sentence from Jefferson County for burglary, receiving stolen property, and being a persistent felony offender.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state) or (270) 384-4796.

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