An escapee from Louisville was found in Lexington and taken into custody Friday night after an acquaintance of the man received a phone call from him while he was at the Lextran transit center on Vine Street.
William Ray McKee, 30, who escaped June 12 from the Community Transition Center in Louisville, was arrested by Lexington police about 7:30 p.m. Friday at the transit center, according to Scott County Sheriff Tony Hampton. McKee was arrested without incident and taken to the Fayette County Detention Center, the sheriff said he was told by Lexington police.
McKee is believed to have intentionally burned a truck stolen from Rockcastle County on Tuesday, according to a criminal complaint filed in Rockcastle District Court. The truck was found on Lemons Mill Road in Scott County on Wednesday.
Hampton said McKee is also a person of interest in four vehicle thefts that occurred in Scott County.
McKee was born in Scott County and has previous felony convictions there, according to court records.
"We started interviewing past acquaintances," Hampton said. "One had received a phone call from him from that location (the transit center). We're just happy he's in custody."
McKee was serving 15 years for a conviction of theft by unlawful taking and first-degree burglary.