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Marshall County Jail Escapee Arrested

Date of News Release: 05/21/2008

An image of James M. Porche, click here to enlarge in a new window(Eddyville, KY) Acting on a tip received by the McCracken County Sheriffs Department, Troopers from Post 1 responded to Huck's Travel Center in Eddyville, KY and took James Martin Porche into custody. Porche, an inmate at the Marshall County Detention Center walked away from a work detail earlier today. Porche was serving a 15 year sentence for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Persistent Felony Offender out of McCracken County. Porche is now being charged with Escape 2nd and is being returned to the Marshall County Detention Center. Also arrested in the incident was Donald Fleming, a 29 year old from Fredonia, Ky. Fleming was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st offense and Prescription not in proper container. Fleming is being lodged in the Caldwell County Jail. Also arrested was Tera M Brown, a 25 year old from Princeton, KY. Brown was charged with complicity to escape 2nd. The investigation is continuing by the Kentucky State Police and further charges may be pending.

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Date of News Release: 05/20/2008

(Benton, KY) - A Marshall County Jail inmate walked away from his work detail this afternoon in Calvert City. James M. Porche was last seen at approximately 12:30 PM trimming weeds behind the Calvert City Civic Center. Shortly after discovering Porche's disappearance, Marshall County Jail staff notified State Police to begin an investigation. It is unknown if Porche left the area on foot or in a vehicle. Porche has family in Metropolis and Olympia Fields, Illinois. Porche was last seen wearing a dark blue pullover shirt and khaki pants and has a tattoo on his right arm. Porche was serving a 15 year sentence for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Persistent Felony Offender out of McCracken County. The following is a description of James Martin Porche.

  • 37 Years Old
  • Black Male
  • 5'8" Tall
  • 215 Lbs
  • Bald
  • Brown Eyes

If you have any information regarding the location of James Porche, you are asked to contact Kentucky State Police, Post 1.

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