Escaped inmate still on the loose

Amelia HollidayStaff Reporter

March 6, 2013

HAZARD — Police in Perry County are still searching for an inmate who escaped last week while on work release.

Christopher Colwell, 37, of Lower Second Creek, allegedly walked away from the work detail in the Pigeon Roost community of Perry County on Feb. 25.

Colwell was being lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Jail on traffic charges, and was due to be released on the same day he escaped.

Officials with the jail said Colwell has not been found as of Wednesday afternoon, and police are still following leads on his whereabouts.

Anyone with information that would lead to Colwell’s arrest should contact the Perry County Sheriff’s Office at 439-4523, or the Kentucky State Police at 435-6069.