TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Escapee from the Keeton Correctional Complex
Date of News Release: 07/21/2011
(Mayfield, Ky.) -- On July 21, 2011 at 7:54 am Kentucky State Police was notified that 21 year old James A. Butler Jr. of Owensboro had escaped from the Keeton Correctional Complex in Paducah, KY. Butler is a black male 5'5", 105 lbs, unknown clothing description at this time. Butler apparently escaped sometime overnight, and is possibly enroute to the Owensboro area where he has family. This subject has prior charges of Arson 2nd Degree and Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree. KSP will update with more information as it becomes available.