Blackburn escapee's freedom lasted about a half-hour Thursday

January 24, 2013 

Richard Roland

Lexington police captured a man within half an hour of his escape early Thursday from the Blackburn Correctional Complex on Spurr Road.

At 2:08 a.m., police were called to the area of Georgetown and Spurr roads about a possible sighting of the escapee by Blackburn staffers, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.

Officials had been looking for Richard N. Roland, 27, since 1:35 a.m., Roberts said.

Roland was found in a tree line, Roberts said.

Roland was charged with second-degree escape and was at the Fayette County Detention Center on Thursday morning, spokeswoman Jennifer Taylor said.

Lexington Herald-Leader is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service