SANDY HOOK, Ky. (July 3, 2023) – Randall W. Whitaker, the inmate at Little Sandy Correctional Complex, who walked away from the minimum-security unit at the prison this morning has been apprehended.
Whitaker was apprehended by LSCC staff just before 3:30 p.m. approximately two miles from the prison. He was taken into custody without incident and transported back to the prison. He will be charged with escape. Kentucky State Police Post 8 in Morehead are leading the investigation.
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SANDY HOOK, Ky. (July 3, 2023) – Randall W. Whitaker, an inmate at Little Sandy Correctional Complex, walked away from the minimum-security unit at the prison at 9:15 a.m. Whitaker, 62, is a 5’11” 222-pound white male with partially gray hair and blue eyes. He has a scar over his right eye.
Whitaker was serving a 29-year sentence and was eligible for parole in August 2024. His charges include burglary, wanton endangerment, flagrant non-support, bail jumping, receiving stolen property, escape 2nd degree, theft by deception, and criminal mischief, and burglary out of Warren County. He was also serving on possession of a controlled substance out of Simpson and Ohio counties and trafficking in a controlled substance out of Edmonson and Butler counties.
Kentucky State Police is investigating. Anyone with any information concerning inmate Randall Whitaker is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 8 at (606) 784-4127.