Two Blackburn Correctional Complex escapees escaped capture Tuesday night when they ran into a field after police pursued their stolen car, police said.
Jerry Nation, 31, and Anthony James Kendrick, 41, both of whom were serving theft-related offenses, escaped Blackburn in Lexington on Sunday morning, Kentucky State Police reported in a written release.
On Monday, the Scott County Sheriff's Office received a report of a stolen 1992 red Buick, and the escapees were seen at a southbound Interstate 75 rest area.
At 7:52 p.m. Tuesday, the Kentucky State Police post in Frankfort received numerous tips that the two were in the Taylorsville area.
Trooper Eddie Whitworth found the two on Washburn Lane north of Taylorsville in the stolen red Buick. The driver refused to stop, police said.
The car traveled north on Chatman Lane and down a gravel lane into a field, where the men ran off, police said.
Despite helicopter and search-dog support, police from several agencies were unable to find the escapees in the field, the release said. A search continued Wednesday.
Police are asking residents to call (502) 227-2221, 1-800-222-5555 or their local police agency with information about Nation or Kendrick.
Nation is white, 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes.
Kendrick is white, 6 feet tall and 175 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
The corrections department said Kendrick was serving an eight-year sentence on a McCracken County conviction for complicity to robbery, and Nation was serving a 10-year sentence on burglary and theft convictions in Anderson and Oldham counties.