Pillar assaults deputy jailer, escapes from Clinton jail

Posted December 4, 2013 at 3:19 pm


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Local and state authorities were searching for a local man at press time Tuesday who had escaped from officers at the Clinton County Jail on Monday night.

According to Clinton County Jailer Gene Ferrill and the Kentucky State Police, Bobby Wayne Pillar, 33, of Albany, escaped from the Clinton County Jail at about 9:00 p.m. Monday.

“They were working to dress a wound that he (Pillar) had on his arm when he attacked the deputy jailers and managed to get out the door,” Ferrill told the Clinton County News Monday morning.

The two deputy jailers who were involved in the altercation, according to Ferrill, were Clyde Stearns and Debbie Russell. Ferrill said that Stearns sustained minor injuries in the attack.

Pillar is a white male, six feet, three inches tall weighing 220 pounds, with blue eyes and red hair and was last seen in the city limits of Albany.

He is believed to have been living at a residence on KY Hwy 1590 in Clinton County and also had a recent address in Pulaski County.

Pillar was serving time for Flagrant Non Support and had been arrested on a charge of failure to appear in court in relation to the non-support charge.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Jason Warinner is investigating the case, according to a press release from KSP Post 15 Public Affairs Officer William Gregory.

If anyone has any information as to his whereabouts, contact local law enforcement by dialing 911 or by calling the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555. You may also text-a-tip to the Kentucky State Police at 67283.