MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — A McCracken County Jail inmate who walked away from the building where the jail holds its welding classes Wednesday afternoon is back in custody Friday.
Authorities said the inmate — Christopher Peevyhouse, — walked away from the facility at 2400 Washington St. in Paducah around 6:40 p.m. Wednesday.
Friday, McCracken County Jailer David Knight said Peevyhouse was found around 1:04 p.m. walking down South Gum Springs Road. He was taken into custody and jailed on his original charges, plus a new charge of second-degree escape.
In his news release announcing the capture Friday, Knight thanked the McCracken County Sheriff's Department and Kentucky State Police for their help in the search for the inmate.