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Inmate Escape and Assault Updated Information

Date of News Release: 03/23/2009

(Campbellsburg, Ky.) - At 11:30 PM on Monday, March 23, 2009 a report of an assault and burglary was reported to State and Local law enforcement. Three victims at a residence in Sanders, Kentucky were accosted, bound, and held in their residence for approximately one and a half hours. The three men involved in the assault have been identified as the escaped inmates from the Branchville Correctional Facility in Indiana. The three men left the residence with a sizeable amount of cash and ten guns of various types and calibers. Also taken from the residence were several pairs of flannel shirts and jeans.

One of the three victims was flown to a hospital in Louisville and is reportedly in stable condition. The two remaining victims were treated and released.

Images of Escapees
An image of Jerry Sargent An imge of Christopher Marshall An image of Bobby Cockerell
Jerry Sargent Christopher Marshall Bobby Cockerell

Jerry Sargent, one of the three escaped inmates has a record of a prior escape.

A joint ongoing investigation is currently under way involving Federal, State, and Local law enforcement agencies.

Original News Release Below:

Date of News Release: 03/22/2009

(Campbellsburg, Ky.) - At 330 PM this date (03/22/2009), units from Kentucky State Police Post 5 recovered a stolen 1989 Ford pick-up truck from the 49 north bound mile marker on I-71 in Carroll County. The vehicle was unoccupied at the time of the recovery. The theft of the vehicle is believed to be related to an investigation of three inmates that escaped from the Branchville Correctional Facility in Branchville, IN, on Friday March 20, 2009. Post 5 is conducting a search of the area at this time. Residents in Carroll and surrounding counties are urged to be cautious and report any suspicious persons to the Kentucky State Police or local authorities

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