TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Two Escapees Arrested in McCreary County
Date of News Release: 05/05/2008
(London, KY) - On Monday, May 05, 2008 at 02:40 AM the Kentucky State Police Post 11 London received a report, from the McCreary County 911 dispatch, of an escape from The McCreary County Detention Center by two inmates.
Upon arrival Trooper Tony Dingess was given information that the escapees were running on the local railroad tracks. Trooper Dingess, Tpr. Shaler Jones and members of the McCreary County Sheriff's Office proceeded to the railroad tracks where they heard the subjects running in the woods but were unable to locate them.
A short time later McCreary County 911 received a prowler complaint at a residence on Dripping Springs Road. Trooper Dingess, Tpr. Shaler Jones, Officer Tim Grooms with the US Forest Service, Sheriff Gus Skinner and Officers of the McCreary County Sheriff's Office proceeded to the residence where they located and arrested, without incident, Darren J. Renfro, 24, of Parker's Lake.
The second subject Virgil L. Allen, 23, of Parker's Lake was located hiding under the residence and after a brief altercation was arrested. Both subjects were lodged in the McCreary County Detention Center and charges of Escape 1st and Assault are pending.
Detective Billy Correll is in charge the investigation and was assisted by officers from the Kentucky State Police, the McCreary County Sheriff's Office and the US Forest Service.