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.
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.