Two Fayette County Detention Center inmates were on the lam Friday night after failing to return to the jail in separate incidents Friday.
Police are searching for inmates Clifford G. Nutter, 48, and Zachary Miles Henson, 24, according to two news releases from the jail. Nutter failed to return after a three-hour court-ordered release. Henson is a minimum security prisoner who failed to return after a community service work release.
Drug court staff and a Fayette County judge approved a "personal pass" to give Nutter a few hours away from jail, spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Taylor said. He left at 9 a.m. and was scheduled to return at noon. He had not returned Friday night.
Nutter was serving time for second-degree burglary. A warrant for second-degree escape was issued after he failed to report.
Henson, who was serving time for failure to appear, was scheduled to be released in September. He was on a work detail at Fresh Approach, a non-profit on Whipple Court that processes food for hospitals, schools and feeding sites.
Henson was scheduled to report to jail after the work detail, but he had not checked in Friday night, Taylor said.
Nutter is described as 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing 195 pounds. Henson is 6 feet, 1 inch tall, weighing 195 pounds.
Anyone with information about either man's whereabouts may call Lexington police at (859) 258-3600.