After a short time on the lam, escaped inmate back behind bars

Posted June 7, 2018 at 10:52 am

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An inmate in the Clinton County Jail spent a short time on the lam, according to the Kentucky State Police, before being located and arrested.

For his brief time on the run, Ryan Tweedy, 32, will now face a host of additional charges related to his escape Sunday.

Clinton County Jailer Johnny Thrasher said that Tweedy was being returned after being treated at the emergency room when he bolted and ran while still handcuffed.

He noted that a deputy jailer, while attempting to pursue Tweedy, fell and sustained minor injuries during the incident when the inmate escaped custody.

According to a press release from the Kentucky State Police issued to the Clinton County News on Monday, on June 3, 2018 at approximately 11:40 p.m. CST Post 15 was notified that a Clinton County inmate, Ryan Tweedy, age 32, of Paducah, Kentucky had escaped from the Clinton County Jail.

Trooper Allen Shirley and Trooper Adam Likins located the subject approximately one hour later laying in an abandoned truck on U.S. 127.

Tweedy was charged with escape 2nd degree, fleeing or evading police 1st degree on foot, menacing, resisting arrest, receiving stolen property under $500, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, criminal trespassing 2nd degree and public intoxication-controlled substance (excludes alcohol.)

Tweedy was lodged in the Clinton County Jail.