Lexington prison inmate escapes, but his freedom is brief

jwarren@herald-leader.comNovember 22, 2013 

An inmate escaped from the Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington, but he was back in custody within hours, Kentucky State Police said.

Freddy Lee Marlowe's brief taste of freedom earned him a charge of second-degree escape, according to state police at Frankfort.

Troopers said Marlowe, 30, of Louisville escaped from the minimum-security Blackburn prison about 10 p.m. Thursday.

Just after midnight Friday, however, troopers received a tip that someone matching Marlowe's description had been seen in Georgetown.

Officers soon found Marlowe at a pay phone inside a Wal-Mart on Osborne Way in Georgetown. He was arrested was being held in the Scott County jail.

Police said Marlowe had been in prison five years, serving a 13-year sentence on charges including trafficking in a controlled substance, burglary and criminal mischief.

Jim Warren: (859) 231-3255.

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