Kentucky inmates hide in trash cans to escape jail

News

Jeremy Hunt and Justin Stumler (WLKY-TV via CBS News )

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Authorities in Kentucky are searching for two inmates who escaped a Louisville jail by hiding in trash cans.

The Courier Journal reports a statement by Louisville Metro Corrections says Justin Stumler and Jeremy Hunt escaped Saturday night. It says the minimum security inmates were working in the jail’s kitchen when they hid in food waste trash cans taken outside for disposal.

It says a witness saw the men and notified a corrections officer. Authorities still were searching for the men as of Sunday morning.

Hunt was arrested in June by Louisville police on several burglary charges. Stumler was arrested by Jeffersontown police in August on charges including motor vehicle theft and felony drug possession.

[protected-iframe id=”ab184b8149b29d88bfb441f6d4bdd52f-29519520-83897481″ info=”https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FJeffersontownPolice%2Fposts%2F905752149619291&width=500″ width=”500″ height=”580″ frameborder=”0″ style=”border:none;overflow:hidden” scrolling=”no”]

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trademark and Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Trending Stories

Latest News

More News

Watch Latest Videos

ABR closes visitor and education center

SmileDirectClub employees recount terrifying moments after shooter opens fire

Dr. Nick Hysmith, Medical Dir. of Infection Prevention, Le Bonheur

Dr. Nick Hysmith, Medical Director of Infection Prevention, Le Bonheur

Arkansas moms file lawsuit in Pulaski County in attempt to stop state ban on mask mandates

Olympic gold medalist says swim races ‘not clean’

More News