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Two Escape from the Keeton Correctional Institution

Date of News Release: 07/07/2014

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Joshua A. Barber(Paducah, KY.) - On July 7, 2014 at approximately 9:30 am, the Keeton Correctional Institution, located in Paducah, KY, contacted the Kentucky State Police, Post 1 Mayfield. The staff advised after a head count search, they discovered two inmates missing. The first escapee, Joshua A. Barber, is described as a 28 year old white male, 5'7" with short brown hair. Mr. Barber was last seen wearing blue pants and a red, black and white polo shirt. He was serving time for Burglary, Theft by Unlawful Taking, and Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon.

Michael L. HoustonThe second escapee, Michael L. Houston, is described as a 28 year old white male, 5'9" with short brown hair. Mr. Houston was last seen wearing jeans and a black shirt. Mr. Houston was serving time for Manufacturing Methamephetamine and Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor.

The Kentucky State Police is investigating the escape. If anyone has any contact with these subjects, contact the Kentucky State Police, Post 1 Mayfield at 1-800-222-5555.