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Two Blackburn Correctional Inmates Arrested In Texas

Date of News Release: 03/30/2012

Anthony James Kendrick and Jerry Nation

(Frankfort, KY) -- Two minimum-security inmates who walked away from Blackburn Correctional Complex on October 2, 2011 were apprehended today, March 30, 2012 by authorities in Texas. Anthony Kendrick was apprehended at approximately 11:45 a.m. in San Patricio, Texas. Kendrick was arrested by the Aransas Pass Police Department.

Jerry Nation was apprehended at approximately 12:05 p.m. in Rockport, Texas. Nation was arrested by US Marshals.

Jerry Nation, click here to enlarge his photoJerry Nation D.O.B. 11/25/1979, age 31 white male, 180 pounds, 5'9", last seen with brown hair, green eyes.

Anthony James Kendrick, click here to enlarge his photoAnthony James Kendrick D.O.B. 06/15/1970, age 41, white male, 175 pounds, 6' tall, black hair, brown eyes.

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Blackburn Escapees Update

Date of News Release: 10/05/2011

(Frankfort, KY) -- On Monday, October 4, 2011, law enforcement received and responded to several calls of possible sightings of the Blackburn escapees. The Scott County Sheriff Office received a complaint of a stolen 1992 red Buick, KY tag 698CPZ in Scott County. There investigation named the Blackburn escapees as possible suspects in the stolen vehicle investigation. The escapees were not found and remained at large. The search for the escapees continued.

On Tuesday, October 5, 2011, at 7:52 PM the Kentucky State Police Frankfort Post received numerous tips that the Blackburn escapees were in the Taylorsville, KY area. Trooper Eddie Whitworth located the escapees on Washburn Lane north of Taylorsville, KY., in the red Buick stolen from Scott County. He attempted to stop the stolen vehicle but the driver refused to stop. The eluding vehicle occupied by the escapees traveled north on Chatman Lane and drove down a gravel lane into a field. They bailed out of the vehicle and fled on foot. Kentucky State Police K9, Louisville Metro Air Unit (helicopter), Spencer County Sheriff Department, Taylorsville PD and the Shelby County Sheriff Department assisted in the search of the escapees. We were unable to locate the inmates. Kentucky State Police and the other law enforcement officers remained in the area looking for the escapees. The search for the escapees continues.

If you have information on Jerry Nation and Anthony James Kendrick pleases contact the Kentucky State Police at 502-227-2221 or 1-800-222-5555 or your local law enforcement agency.

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Blackburn Escapees

Date of News Release: 10/03/2011

(Frankfort, KY) -- Kentucky State Police Post 12 Frankfort is investigating the escape of two Blackburn Correctional Complex inmates. On Sunday, October 2, 2011, between 5:30 AM and 7:30 AM, Jerry Nation and Anthony James Kendrick escaped. Both escapees were last seen wearing khaki or gray sweats.

If you have information on Jerry Nation and Anthony James Kendrick pleases contact the Kentucky State Police at 502-227-2221 or 1-800-222-5555 or your local law enforcement agency.

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