Crime

Man turns himself in less than 24 hours after escaping custody

Christian Cox
Christian Cox

A man who escaped from a Fayette County sheriff's deputy Monday while being taken from the jail in Jessamine County to the Fayette County Detention Center turned himself in early Tuesday, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

Christian Lynn Cox, 22, was riding in the back of the deputy's cruiser when he got out of the car in Nicholasville. Cox was handcuffed with his hands behind his back when he escaped.

Cox turned himself in to Maj. Jay Pittman of the Fayette County sheriff's office at 2 a.m. Tuesday at a Lexington police office.

On Monday night, Cox contacted a family friend, who agreed to meet him. The friend contacted law enforcement authorities. The Fayette County sheriff's office and the Lexington police worked together on the arrest.

Cox had been wanted on charges of probation violation and escape, the news release said. Cox was being held at the Fayette County jail.

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