Lexington police captured a man within half an hour of his escape early Thursday from the Blackburn Correctional Complex on Spurr Road.
At 2:08 a.m., police were called to the area of Georgetown and Spurr roads about a possible sighting of the escapee by Blackburn staffers, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.
Officials had been looking for Richard N. Roland, 27, since 1:35 a.m., Roberts said.
Roland was found in a tree line, Roberts said.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to the Lexington Herald-Leader
Roland was charged with second-degree escape and was at the Fayette County Detention Center on Thursday morning, spokeswoman Jennifer Taylor said.