Pregnant inmate escapes from Lexington hospital

Authorities are looking for a pregnant Laurel County jail inmate who escaped from Saint Joseph East on Thursday afternoon.

Police say Brittany Yadon, 21, was being taken from Laurel County for medical treatment in Lexington about 2 p.m. when she slipped past guards and into a waiting van.

The maroon-colored van was seen driving toward Interstate 75.

Yadon, who is 11 weeks pregnant, was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and pajama pants. She is about 5-foot-7 and weighs about 130 pounds.

Anyone with information on the escape has been asked to call police at (859) 258-3600.