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Escaped Inmate from the Three Forks Detention Center

Date of News Release: 03/20/2014

Melvin Scott Garland

(Morehead, KY) - On March 20, 2014 Kentucky State Police Post 8 was notified that Three Forks Detention Center inmate, 29 year old Melvin Scott Garland (6' Weight 175, brown hair, green eyes), escaped custody while on a work release detail at the Wolfe County Highway Garage in Campton, KY, at approximately 8:30 a.m. It is suspected that Mr. Garland was picked up by a private vehicle and may be headed to Magoffin County. Trooper Bret Kirkland is investigating the incident and a warrant has been obtained for Escape 2nd Degree. Please contact Kentucky State Police Post 8 at 606-784-4127 with any information to assist in locating the escaped inmate.

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