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Muhlenberg Co. escaped inmate taken into custody

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Anthony Wayne Hunt, 27. (Source: Kentucky State Police) Anthony Wayne Hunt, 27. (Source: Kentucky State Police)

Authorities say the man who escaped from work release in Muhlenberg County has been taken into custody.

Kentucky State Police say 27-year-old Anthony Wayne Hunt was taken into custody around 5:00 Tuesday afternoon after a traffic stop in Central City. Troopers say he was a passenger in the vehicle.

State police say Hunt walked away from a work release detail in Greenville on Monday afternoon. Investigators say his orange jumpsuit was found in the bathroom.

Hunt was being held on theft and burglary charges. He's now charged with Escape in the 2nd Degree.

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