The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office has reported that there is an escaped prisoner in Brownsville as of 8AM this morning.
Apparently Craig Troutman, 22, was able to get away from the courthouse this morning as he was scheduled to appear in court. Troutman is 5'11" and weighs 160 lbs.
The Sheriff's Office also reported that Troutman attempted to steal a car at Walden't BBQ but failed because the keys were not in the vehicle. They also reported he attempted to force his way inside the restaurant but also failed. He was last seen retreating into the woods behind the restaurant, on the east side of Washington Street.
"This is not a known violent offender and we have no reason to believe he would harm anyone, but we are urging residents to use extreme caution during this time," said Sheriff Shane Doyle. "Lock your doors, don't answer the door for anyone you don't know, and please call 9-1-1 if you see anything suspicious at all."
The schools are currently on "lock-out," which means no one can enter or exit the buildings, but those inside are free to move about the schools. "Lock-down" means everyone is required to stay put, wherever that may be, however, that is not the case according to the Sheriff.
Troutman is in jail for burglary charges, including car theft. No further details are available at this time.
**UPDATE: Troutman has discarded his black and white prison shirt and orange shoes. The Sheriff's Office says he should be in a white tee shirt, dark gray sweatpants, and will be in sock feet.
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