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KSP Arrest Grayson County Jail Escapee

Date of News Release: 07/20/2012

(Richmond, KY) On Thursday, July 19, 2012, at 6:43 p.m. EDT Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was notified about a possible stolen vehicle traveling south on I-75.

Troopers located the vehicle on South Keeneland Drive in Richmond where the operator was attempting to unload property from the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been stolen from Lexington on July 17, 2012.

Joshua L. McDowellJoshua L McDowell, 22 years old of Lexington, was arrested at 7:00 p.m. and charged with Receiving Stolen Property Under $10,000, for being in possession of the stolen vehicle. Further investigation revealed McDowell was also wanted for Escape Second Degree from the Grayson County Detention Center and Kidnapping. The property McDowell was removing from the vehicle is also believed to be stolen.

A passenger in the vehicle, Christie M Hanley, 27 years old of Lexington was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property Under $10,000. Warrants for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest from Fayette County were served on Hanley by Trooper Edwards.

Trooper Bobby Edwards is the investigating officer and was assisted at the scene by Trooper Michael Keeton and Trooper Gregory Newman.

The investigation into the Escape and Kidnapping charges against McDowell are being handled by the Kentucky State Police, Elizabethtown Post (270) 766-5078.

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