Non-violent inmate walks away from Muhlenberg County work release, steals truck


MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT) — Kentucky State Police are looking for an inmate they say walked away from work release Monday night.

Troopers say 44-year-old Thomas Vaught of Central City went missing from the Muhlenberg County Agriculture Center around 9 o’clock Monday night.

Vaught reportedly got away by stealing a Dodge Ram pick-up truck, which can be recognized by a tool box and diesel tank in the back.

The front of the truck has a UK license plate.

According to the Muhlenberg County Jail website, Vaught is a non-violent offender, facing charges of Failure to Appear.

If you think you know where Vaught is, please call Kentucky State police at 270-676-3313.

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(This story was originally published on October 8, 2019)

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