Escaped Webster Co. inmate found and arrested

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Published: Jan. 16, 2023 at 8:34 AM CST
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WEBSTER CO., Ky. (WFIE) - Kentucky State Police say the missing Webster County Detention Center inmate has been found and arrested by Morganfield Police.

Troopers had previously said that around 3:15 p.m. Sunday, 45-year-old Richard Louis Harper escaped from the jail.

According to the jail website, Harper was arrested in August on several charges, including meth possession, fleeing police, resisting arrest, and contempt of court.

Richard Harper
Richard Harper(Webster Co. Jail)