Police apprehend Blackburn inmate just a few hours after escape

Richard Bowling
Richard Bowling Kentucky Department of Corrections

Police have arrested a man who walked away Wednesday from the minimum-security Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington.

Richard Bowling, 38, was found on Nandino Boulvard, said Lt. Jackie Newman. Bowling was serving a six-year sentence when he left the complex at 12:17 p.m., according to the corrections department.

In February, he was convicted in Laurel County of receiving stolen property worth more than $10,000.

Bowling would have been eligible for parole next July. He’ll likely face an escape charge.

Anyone with information about Bowling’s whereabouts is asked to call Lexington police at 859-258-3600 or Kentucky State Police at 502-227-2221.