Escapee quickly recaptured

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Web Editor - Michael Vick

PADUCAH — Police say an inmate who shoved a guard and fled from the Paducah Community Service Center Tuesday afternoon found his freedom short-lived when police arrested him about 20 minutes after his escape.

Authorities at the center called Paducah police just after 4:30 p.m. and reported Chadricious M. Alexander, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, had escaped from the center.

One of the first officers in the area spotted 33-year-old Alexander about a block from the center, but Alexander fled.

About 10 officers established a perimeter around the area and passers-by told an officer they had seen Alexander jump a fence at Unique Auto Sales.

The officers surrounded the business and ordered Alexander to surrender. Alexander did so with no further incident.

He was taken into custody and transported to the McCracken County Regional Jail. He was held there until the arrival of a Kentucky State Police trooper, then was transferred to KSP custody.

The Paducah Community Service Center is operated under the auspices of the Kentucky Department of Corrections, and falls under the jurisdiction of the Kentucky State Police.

Alexander was completing a sentence for conviction of first-degree burglary and trafficking in a controlled substance.

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