An escaped inmate was caught and arrested Thursday in Estill County, Kentucky State Police said.
Jason Gay, 37, of Berea, was being held in the Estill County jail in Irvine.
About 7:30 a.m., state police were contacted about a person riding a bicycle on Eck Hollow Road in Estill County. The person matched Gay's description.
Troopers found Gay. He was charged with second-degree escape, theft and auto theft.
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Gay had been sought since late Monday night, when he escaped custody of an Estill County deputy while being driven to the Estill County jail. He allegedly stole a 1988 Dodge Dakota pickup from the water-treatment plant on Kirkland Avenue in Irvine.
The security guard who owns the truck fired shots as the inmate drove off. Police later found the unoccupied truck with three blown-out tires.
Before his escape, Gay had been scheduled to appear Tuesday in Estill Circuit Court for a status hearing on charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun and buying or possessing drug paraphernalia.