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Trooper Jonathan Biven
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Post 3, Bowling Green
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Felony Escape/Wanted Persons

Date of News Release: 12/03/2008

(Bowling Green, KY) --The Kentucky State Police are actively searching for two escapees from the Simpson County Correctional Facility in Franklin, Kentucky. The escapees are Bobby Verdell Hocker and Robert Allen Martin.

Robert Allen Martin and Bobby Verdell Hocker escaped from the Simpson County Correctional Facility on June 12, 2008. Investigators have tracked the two individuals to the Lexington-Fayette area, but have been unable to pinpoint their exact whereabouts.

Bobby Verdell Hocker was originally incarcerated for numerous thefts in the Fayette County area, while Robert Allen Martin was incarcerated for Flagrant Non-Support out of Scott County.

If you know the whereabouts of either individual or have information concerning these persons, please contact Trooper Erik Salmon U/689, of the Kentucky State Police Post 3 at Bowling Green (270) 782-2010.

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