(Update) Escaped Fulton County Inmate Captured, Jailers Arrested

Apr 12, 2016

Pictured: Michael Shane Hunter.
Credit Kentucky State Police

Update Tuesday Late Morning: Two deputy jailers have also been arrested for their alleged involvement in the escape. Fulton County Jailer Rickey Parnell tells local media that deputy jailers Monica Mayes and Jason Smith were arrested and charged with first degree official misconduct and second-degree escape. They have also been fired.

Update: Kentucky State Police have captured an inmate who escaped from the Fulton County Detention Center. Michael Shane Hunter was arrested near Elizabethtown last night.

Hunter had walked out of the jail while on a work detail Sunday night.

Original story: Kentucky State Police are on the lookout for a missing inmate at the Fulton County Detention Center. 

According to KSP and the Hickman facility, 40-year-old Michael Shane Hunter walked out of the jail while on a work detail.

Hunter is described as a white male standing at 5’7” with short brown hair and hazel or green eyes. He was last seen wearing a black zip-up hoodie with jeans.

He also has a small tattoo depicting prayer hands on his back and a sun tattoo on his left arm.

Police say Hunter may be en route to Hardin or Nelson county. He was serving for counts including theft by failure to make required disposition of property and evading police.

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