Trooper Jeffrey Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 4, Elizabethtown
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Second Hardin County Escapee Arrested
Date of News Release: 07/09/2012
(CLARKSON, KY) – On Sunday, July 8th, 2012 at approximately 8:05 p.m. ET Post 4 Troopers arrived at a residence on Peonia Road (KY 88) in Grayson County to follow up on a tip that Hardin County escapee, Lonnie R. Coy was staying there. After a brief standoff with Troopers, Coy surrendered without incident. He was the only occupant of the residence and was arrested at 8:25 p.m. ET.
A search of the residence revealed two stolen vehicles, drug paraphernalia, marijuana, methamphetamines, a firearm, multiple fake i.d.'s, and a police scanner. Coy was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center and later transferred to the Hardin County Detention Center. He was charged with Escape 2nd Degree, Manufacturing Methamphetamines 1st Degree, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Forged Instrument 1st Degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth) 1st Degree 1st Offense, Receiving Stolen Property O/$10,000, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Police Scanner.
It is likely that more charges may be forthcoming on Coy as well as those that may have harbored him during his time as a fugitive. The investigation is ongoing and we are confident that Coy knowingly received assistance from multiple individuals. When located they will likely be charged with Hindering Prosecution/Apprehension 1st Degree which is a class D felony.
Arrest of one of the Hardin County Detention Center Escapees
Date of News Release: 11/24/2011
(Elizabethtown, Ky.) –- On Thursday November 24, 2011 at approximately 12:30 am KSP Post 4 units arrested 19 year old Hardin County Detention Center escapee Joshua Nunn. Post 4 personnel received an anonymous tip through the Hardin County Crimestoppers that Nunn was located at 764 Blackburn Road in the Rineyville community. Upon arrival at the residence Troopers discovered Nunn hiding in a closet in a back room. He was arrested without incident and lodged back in the Hardin County Detention Center just in time for Thanksgiving. Lonnie Coy from Edmonton, KY remains at large. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Lonnie Coy is encouraged to contact the Kentucky State Police or the Hardin County Crimestoppers.
Original News Release Below:
Hardin County escapees
Date of News Release: 11/20/2011
(Elizabethtown, Ky.) –- On Sunday November 20, 2011 at approximately 2:00 am ET two inmates from the Hardin County Detention Center were reported as absent during a head count by jail deputies. They escaped by walking out while jail deputies were making their rounds. It appeared that the two inmates were able to dig a hole in the corner of the fence and crawl under it. Their direction of travel is unknown, however, the investigation is ongoing and we are following up on leads.
The first inmate is LONNIE RAY COY, 43 YEARS OF AGE WHITE MALE. HE IS APPROXIMATELY 6 FEET TALL AND 195 POUNDS. HE WAS LAST SEEN WEARING CAMMO PANTS, A BLACK T-SHIRT AND WHITE LONG JOHN TOP. Coy was serving time for Parole Violations and Flagrant Non-Support with pending charges in other counties. Lonnie Coy is from Shepherdsville, KY.
The second inmate is JOSHUA NUNN, 19 YEARS OF AGE WHITE MALE, SHAVED HEAD, BROWN EYES, 170 POUNDS, 5 FEET 11 INCHES. Nunn was serving time for Manufacturing Meth with Possession of a Handgun. Joshua Nunn is from Edmonton, KY.
It appears that both suspects walked out the front door of the facility at 11:17 pm. The Kentucky State Police is spearheading the investigation. Tpr. Josh Cummings is the investigating officer.