A man who escaped from the custody of a deputy jailer was caught late Saturday and is back in the Harlan County Detention Center, Harlan city police confirmed.
Christopher Thacker, 21, faces new charges of first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree escape, according to the detention center website.
An anonymous tip led Harlan police and the Harlan County Sheriff's Office to a residence in Coxton. They found Thacker there and he was arrested.
Thacker had escaped early Saturday as a deputy jailer was driving him back to the detention center after a trip to Harlan ARH Hospital. Thacker held an unknown metal object to the deputy's throat and told the deputy he would cut him if he didn't release him, Kentucky State Police said.
The deputy jailer, who wasn't hurt, let Thacker go near the Ages community.
The new charges against Thacker are in addition to charges of burglary and receiving stolen property.