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Update to the Prisoner Escapes While in Custody

Date of News Release: 01/06/2010

An image of John M. Crawford, click the image to enlarge in a new window (Madisonville, Ky.) -- Troopers from Post 2 Madisonville located, and arrested, Mr. Crawford at his residence on Pleasant View Road at approximately 5:47 P.M. Mr. Crawford was lodged in the Hopkins County Detention Center and has been charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 1st Offense, Possession Controlled Substance 1st Degree (1st Offense) (Meth), Possession Marijuana, Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd Degree (1st Offense) (Drug Unspecified), Knowingly Possess Anhydrous Ammonia in Other than Approved Container with Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine 1st Offense, and Escape 2nd Degree.

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Date of News Release: 01/06/2010

Madisonville, Ky. (Hopkins County) -- On Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at approximately 12:47 a.m. CST, Trooper Brandon McPherson arrested John M. Crawford at a residence on Pleasant View Road for manufacturing methamphetamine. Trooper McPherson transported Mr. Crawford to the Hopkins County Detention Center; however, the detention center would not take Mr. Crawford until he was medically cleared due to burns on his hands and face. Trooper McPherson then transported Mr. Crawford to the Regional Medical Center in Madisonville for treatment of the burns. At approximately 4:21 a.m. CST, Mr. Crawford walked away from the Regional Medical Center and has not been located.

Wanted for Escape 2nd Degree (Class D Felony) is:

An image of John M. Crawford, click the image to enlarge in a new windowJohn Michael Crawford/Age: 37/Sex: M/Race: W

Height: 5'9" / Weight: 200 / Hair: Brown / Eyes: Brown

Mr. Crawford was last seen wearing a blue, fleece pullover and blue jeans. He has burns to his left hand, face, and lips. If you come into contact with Mr. Crawford, do not try to apprehend him. Contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-270-676-3313 or toll-free at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state) or your local police department.

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