Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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Stolen Perry County Jail Van Recovered
Date of News Release: 08/26/2011
(Hazard, Ky.) -- On August 26, 2011 at approximately 9:15 a.m., Kentucky State Police in Hazard received a call from an official with the Letcher County Fiscal Court, advising that a white Dodge van had been located on KY 931 South, in the Sandlick community of Letcher County. KSP Troopers responded to the location, and determined that the van was the same vehicle used in the escape of a Perry County prisoner in Letcher County on Wednesday, August 24. The van was recovered and released to the Perry County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities continue to search for the escapee, Stevie Wynn, who has yet to be located.
Original News Release Below:
KSP looking for an escapee
Date of News Release: 08/24/2011
(Hazard, Ky.) -- Kentucky State Police from Post 13 in Hazard are investigating an escape that occurred in Knott County shortly after 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday. The escapee, Stevie Daniel Wynn, 32 years old of Thornton, KY in Letcher County was being transported from a court appearance in Hazard, back to the Letcher County Jail in Whitesburg , KY. He was able to climb through a security screen inside the transport vehicle. He assaulted and overpowered the jail security officer and escaped in the transport van.
Troopers are looking for Wynn who is described as a white, male, standing 6'1" tall and weighing 160 lbs. He has brown hair and blue eyes and a tattoo on his upper left arm. He was last seen wearing an orange jump suit and operating the stolen transport van, a white in color 2010 Dodge Caravan, bearing a Kentucky Official Registration Plate, 4254DD.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of this subject, you are asked to call the Kentucky State Police at 800-222-5555.