A Somerset jail inmate who escaped when the man supervising his work release drove him to Danville to visit his girlfriend turned himself in on Monday afternoon.
The Somerset Police Department said Jason Cannon, 31, turned himself in to the Boyle County Sheriff's Department on Monday afternoon.
The Boyle County Sheriff's Department and Danville Police Department had been looking for Cannon since he was taken there on Thursday by Clyde Collett, 39, an employee of the Lake Cumberland Regional Airport who was supervising Cannon's work release at the airport.
Police said Collett took Cannon to Danville to see his girlfriend. Cannon had been last seen leaving the Danville Taco Bell in another vehicle Thursday afternoon.
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Collett and another work-release inmate he was supervising, Cortney Slusher, 33, initially told police that Collett had been taking the inmates back to the jail when he pulled into a parking lot because he was having car trouble and Cannon escaped. Police said Collett and Slusher concocted the story to throw police off and help Cannon remain free.
Cannon was taken back to Pulaski County by Somerset police on Monday night and charged with second-degree escape, a felony.
Collett and Slusher have been charged with second-degree complicity to escape.