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Update to the Escapee From Lyon County

Date of News Release: 07/21/2008

An image of James R Allgood, click here to enlarge (Eddyville, KY) - Kentucky State Police has been advised of a confirmed sighting of Mr. Allgood in the Breckinridge County, Kentucky area. Local authorities are currently searching the area. No additional clothing or vehicle description is available.

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Date of News Release: 07/19/2008

(Hickory, KY) - Kentucky State Police is requesting that all citizens observe for a stolen vehicle that was stolen in the same area as West Kentucky Correctional Center escapee James Allgood. Mr. Allgood escaped custody on July 17, 2008. The vehicle is a 1995 Mercury Tracer green in color and has some missing hub caps, broken outside left mirror, and has no muffler. This vehicle may have been taken by the escapee and the operator should be considered armed and dangerous. If anyone has contact with this vehicle they are urged to contact Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state) or their local police agency. Kentucky State Police would also like to remind citizen to keep their vehicles locked and secure the keys.

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Date of News Release: 07/17/2008

(Hickory, KY) - Kentucky State Police and Eddyville Police Department responded to a stolen vehicle complaint in Eddyville today at 1:54 p.m. While responding it was discovered that an inmate from the Western Kentucky Correctional complex had walked away from a work detail at the Lyon County School and possibly stole the vehicle. The vehicle was located in a field in Lyon County near Sunnyside Loop. The owner advised that a handgun was missing from the vehicle. Kentucky State Police, Eddyville Police Department, Lyon County Sheriffs Office, Department of Corrections, and Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement are searching for the subject.

**Subject is considered armed with a handgun**

James R Allgood W/M 9-1-73 5'11/175 lbs light brown hair tattoo on left hand

Last seen wearing khaki pants, white shirt, and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with any information contact Kentucky State Police Mayfield 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state) or dial 911. KSP is requesting all citizens to keep their doors locked to residences, buildings, and all vehicles. Additional information will follow as soon as it becomes available.

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