PINEVILLE, Ky. (WATE) — The Kentucky State Police were searching for an inmate who walked away from a minimum-security prison Sunday evening. The inmate was caught Monday morning.
According to Kentucky State Police, James H. Baker, 32, walked away from the Bell County Forestry Camp around 6 p.m. He was apprehended at 9 a.m. on Oct. 2. According to KSP, he was seven miles from the prison.
He was taken into custody without incident and transported back to the prison according to KSP. He will be charged with escape.
Baker was serving a seven-year sentence for convictions of Second-degree robbery and theft by unlawful taking of $1,000 to $10,000, out of Fayette County. The state police said he would have been eligible for parole in September 2025.
Baker is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 195 pounds, and has black hair and green eyes.
Anyone with information about Baker’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police at (606) 573-3131 or the Bell County Forestry Camp at (606) 337-7069.