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KSP Locates Escaped Inmate in Lee County

Date of News Release: 09/09/2016

William Napier William Napier  William Napier

BEATTYVILLE, Ky. (September 10, 2016) - The search for an escaped Lee County inmate came to an end just before 11:00 am this morning, following his arrest by troopers assigned to the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post.

William Napier was located and arrested near the rail road tracks off of Coal Branch Road in Lee County, following a tip that was called into the State Police. In addition to Napier's original charges, he is lodged in the Three Forks Regional Jail, charged with Escape 1st Degree.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Trooper Tyler Morris.

Original News Release Below:

 

KSP Investigates Escaped Inmate in Lee County

Date of News Release: 09/09/2016

William Napier William Napier  William Napier

BEATTYVILLE, Ky. (September 9, 2016) - The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is looking for an inmate that escaped in Lee County while being transported back to the Three Forks Regional Jain following a court appearance in Breathitt County earlier today.

The initial investigation alleges that William Napier, 31 years old of Clay Hole, KY, escaped from a Breathitt County transport van at approximately 1:30 pm today on KY-52, east of Beattyville. Napier swam across the river, and was last seen on Rock of Ages Road wearing khaki pants and no shirt. He is described as 5'10" tall and 180 pounds, with brown hair, brown eyes, and may have a cut to one of his arms or hands. Napier was in jail after being charged with Murder in July, following an investigation by the KSP Hazard Post.

Anyone with any information is asked to call their local law enforcement or KSP Post 7 at 859-623-2404.