Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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April 7, 2013

Inmate walks away from work detail

ASHLAND —  Law enforcement officers continue to look for a Boyd County Detention Center inmate who walked away from a work detail during a pancake breakfast Saturday morning.

"He shot out the back door on us," said Boyd County Jailer Joe Burchett, who described the incident as "a walk away, not an escape." The inmate, Michael Meadows, 24, was in jail on a second-degree disorderly conduct charge and likely would have been released soon if not for his actions Saturday morning.

"He would have been out in less than 30 days," the jailer said.

Meadows is 5'11'' tall, and weighs between 150 and 160 pounds.

Burchett said inmates helping with the breakfast were allowed to wear blue jeans, and theorized Meadows had another shirt under his jail-issue shirt.

Burchett said a review of telephone calls revealed Meadows had previously had an disagreement with a girlfriend who lives in an Ashland apartment. Burchett said the female has been contacted and was cooperative, although Meadows was not found there.

Burchett said he does not feel Meadows is a dangerous person.

"I don't think he is, no. He's just a young kid, 24 years old, and don't know what he's doing," Burchett said.

The jailer noted this is only the second time an inmate has walked away from a work detail, noting the last incident was "four or five years ago," and that inmate received a 90-day sentence for the offense.

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