TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Escapee James Allgood Captured
Date of News Release: 04/12/2010
(Hickory, Ky.) -- An escapee from the Western Kentucky Correctional Complex has been captured in Kansas. James R. Allgood walked away from his work detail at Lyon County High School on July 17th, 2008. On Saturday, April 10, authorities in Hiawatha Kansas located Allgood while investigating a report of a stolen SUV. When police spotted Allgood, he fled the area on foot, but was apprehended Saturday evening by Hiawatha Police. Kentucky State Police is currently awaiting extradition of James Allgood back to Kentucky. Once returned, Allgood will be charged with Escape 2nd Degree, Theft, and Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon.