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Escapee from the Blackburn Correctional Complex

Date of News Release: 11/29/2010

(Post 12 Frankfort) -- Kentucky State Police Post 12 Frankfort is investigating the escape of a Blackburn Correctional Complex inmate. On Monday, November 29, 2010, at approximately, 9:42 PM, Basil Dewayne Gilpin escaped.

Basil Dewayne Gilpin, escapee

The Kearney Road area in northern Fayette County is being searched. The escapee could possible be trying to make his way back to London, Bell, Knox or Harlan County. If you have information on Basil Dewayne Gilpin please contact the Kentucky State Police at 502-227-2221 or 1-800-222-5555 or your local law enforcement agency.

Basil Dewayne Gilpin, D.O.B. 10/16/1976, age 34, white male, 180 pounds, 6'2" last seen with brown hair, brown eyes. He was last seen wearing either a gray sweat suit or khaki two piece uniform. He also has multiple tattoos.

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