TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Fulton County Jail Escapee Captured
Date of News Release: 05/08/2012
(Hickory, Ky.) -- At approximately 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday May 8th, Kentucky State Police received information from Fulton County Sheriff's Department that inmate Daniel Whitson, 32 years old from Tiptonville, Tn. had fled on foot from Fulton County District Court during a court appearance. The Fulton County Sheriff's Department contacted Kentucky State Police and requested a K-9 to assist in locating Whitson. Prior to Troopers Michael Cook, Clint Davis, and K-9 handler David Archer and canine Oscar arriving, the Fulton County Sheriff's Department, Hickman Police Department, and Fulton County Detention Center Deputy Jailers established a perimeter. Shortly after the arrival of Trooper Archer and canine Oscar, the Kentucky State Police K-9, Trooper Archer and a member of the Fulton County Jail staff simultaneously located the escapee in a heavily wooded area. He was taken back to the Fulton County Jail and lodged with the additional charge of Escape 2nd.