Troopers located Stangel this morning and have taken him back in custody.
MORGANFIELD, Ky. (February 14, 2019) – Kentucky State Police troopers are investigating an escaped inmate from the Union County Detention Center in Morganfield. Officials at the detention center contacted Kentucky State Police just before 10:00am yesterday to report the escape.
The preliminary investigation reveals 40 year-old Jason Stangel of Uniontown, KY was lodged in the Union County Detention Center for non-violent charges but was granted work release and was with a work crew in the Whispering Meadows area. Stangel walked away around 9-9:30am and has not been seen since.
KSP has an active Escape 2nd Degree warrant for his arrest and are searching for Stangel in the Union County area.
Jason Stangel, 40 of Uniontown, KY
White Male / 6’01” / 220 pounds / Black hair / Brown eyes / Last seen wearing an orange hoodie sweatshirt and tan pants.
If you are aware of his location and/or information relevant to this case, please contact Kentucky State Police Post 16 at 270.826.3312 or your local law enforcement agency.