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Posted: Monday, 18 August 2014 7:45AM

Fayette County prison escapee back in custody



LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — An inmate who walked away from the Blackburn Correctional Complex in Fayette County is back in custody.

According to WKYT-TV (http://bit.ly/1t838bZ), 48-year-old John Stamper left the minimum-security prison around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Lexington police say officers found him around 3:30 p.m. Sunday on a farm not far from the prison. He had broken into a home earlier that day.

Stamper was serving a 5-year sentence for convictions out of Madison County, including burglary and receiving stolen property.

He is now also charged with escape and burglary.

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