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Escaped inmate found in Muhlenberg Co.

Updated: Oct. 8, 2019 at 5:16 AM CDT
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MUHLENBERG CO., Ky. (WFIE) - Kentucky State Police say the inmate who escaped from work release has been found.

Troopers say 44-year-old Thomas Vaught was found around 1:00 p.m. Wednesday on Huehls Hill Street in Cleaton.

They had been looking for him since Monday night.

Authorities say he left the Muhlenberg County Agriculture Center just after 9 p.m.

Kentucky State Police say 44-year-old Thomas Vaught left the Muhlenberg County Agriculture...
Kentucky State Police say 44-year-old Thomas Vaught left the Muhlenberg County Agriculture Center just after 9 Monday night.(Kentucky State Police)

Troopers say he then stole a 2004 Dodge Ram truck

According to the Muhlenberg County 911 Facebook page, authorities found the truck on Tuesday.

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