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KSP Investigates Escaped Inmates in Johnson County

Date of News Release: 11/02/2016

PAINTSVILLE, KY (November 02, 2016) – The Kentucky State Police, Pikeville Post is looking for an inmate that escaped the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center during the early morning hours of Monday, November 1, 2016. The initial investigation revealed that Justin Arnett, 25, and Melvin Garland, 31, both of Salyersville, used the ductwork within the detention center to escape the premises.

Arnett is described as a white male, 5' 07" tall and 145 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. Garland is describes as a white male, 6’ 0’’ tall and 175 pounds, with blonde hair and green eyes. Anyone with any information is asked to call their local law enforcement or KSP Post 9 at 606-433-7711. This case remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Trooper Zach Haney.

Melvin Gardland and Justin Arnett - Escaped Inmates

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