TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Escape Inmate from McCracken County Jail and Auto Theft Investigation
Date of News Release: 09/29/2006
(McCracken County, KY) - On 9/29/2006at 1205 hours, KSP Post 01 Mayfield was contacted by personnel at the McCracken County Jail in reference to an escapee from a work detail in Paducah. The inmate, Randy Ray Simmons DOB: 08-03-60 of Judsonia, Arkansas, was on a work release detail in the 2000 block of Old Cairo Road when the victim/Parsons parked his 1998 Chevrolet truck on the parking lot of the St. Vincent de Paul Budget Store. Victim apparently left his keys in his vehicle while he ran into the store for just a few minutes. While the victim was inside the business , the inmate/Simmons discovered keys left in the ignition of the truck and took it from the parking lot.
Local law enforcement agencies were notified of the escapee/vehicle information. No known direction of travel or possible destination. Warrants have been obtained for Simmons for Escape 2nd Degree and Theft By Unlawful Taking Over $300/Auto.
Case investigation continues by Det. Jerry Jones.