Inmate Caught Shortly After Escape

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An inmate who escaped from a western Kentucky jail didn't go far and didn't stay free for long.
Kentucky State Police say they caught 21-year-old Bradley G. Watkins of Mayfield about twenty minutes after he slipped out of the Calloway County Jail in Murray on Thursday night.
Trooper Dean Patterson says troopers received a call at about 10:33 p.m. CDT that Watkins was missing and a 1998 Chevrolet van belonging to Bad Bob's Barbeque Restaurant in Murray had been stolen.
Mayfield police found Watkins walking on the side of the road about twenty minutes later.
Troopers and Mayfield police found the van in a parking lot in Mayfield.
Watkins was serving time for auto theft, burglary and theft.
Watkins was charged escape and taken to the Calloway County Jail.


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