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Capture of Two Escaped Inmates

Date of News Release: 07/11/2014

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(Paducah, KY.) - On July 10, 2014 at approximately 10:50pm, Kentucky State Troopers from Post 16 Henderson were able to capture both Stephen Vargason and Zachary Clevenger.

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Two Escape from the Keeton Correctional Institution

Date of News Release: 07/06/2014

(Paducah, KY.) - On July 6, 2014 at approximately 8:50 pm, the Keeton Correctional Institution, located in Paducah KY, contacted the Kentucky State Police, Post 1 Mayfield. The staff advised they did a head count and discovered two inmates missing. first escapee, Steven VargasonThe first escapee, Steven Vargason, is described as a 35 year old white male, 6-2 to 6-4 with a muscular build and a shaved head. Mr. Vargason was last seen wearing shorts, with a white and grey tank top.

first escapee, Zachary ClevengerThe second escapee, Zachary Clevenger, is described as a 30 year old white male, approximately 5-9 with nearly shaved dark hair and short facial hair. Mr. Clevenger was last seen wearing blue and white shorts with a white top.

The Kentucky State Police is investigating the escape. If any one has any contact with these subjects, contact the Kentucky State Police, Post 1 Mayfield.