Two men escape correctional facility, arrested in Caldwell County

The two men who escaped from a local correctional facility are now in police custody.

Kentucky State Police say they arrested Everett Tabor and Chancelor Britt during a felony traffic stop in Caldwell County on Wednesday.

Trooper Jay Thomas says they received a tip that the two were traveling together on Interstate 69.

Tabor was charged with second degree escape, and Britt was charged with a parole violation.

A third person was found in the car with them, Randi Essawi. She was arrested and charged with second degree facilitation of escape.

The three are being held in the McCracken County Regional Jail.

Thomas says Tabor and Britt were reported missing on Wednesday morning.

He says Tabor was believed to be armed and dangerous. He was serving time at a state penitentiary in Eddyville for trafficking meth and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Four days ago, Tabor was released from the prison and transferred to the Keeton Correctional Facility in Paducah, a halfway house for people transitioning from prison back to normal life.

Thomas says this facility is not like a typical jail, because offenders can come and go at their own will.

He says it’s not the first time people have escaped from Keeton.

One escape happened this year, back in October.

Another happened in July of 2014, when four inmates escaped in just 24 hours.

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