Barren County Detention Center escapee caught in Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- The man who escaped from the Barren County detention center late last week was arrested over the weekend in Bowling Green.

According to an arrest citation, early Saturday morning, Bowling Green police say, Shannon Wyatt, 44, was walking down Fairview Avenue.

Police say they found suspected methamphetamine in Wyatt’s pocket, as well as a 9-millimeter handgun in a bag Wyatt was holding.

When Wyatt was taken to the Warren County Regional Jail, police say a small bag of marijuana was located in his sock.

Last Friday, detention center officials in Barren County say Wyatt was waiting to be processed and then escaped through a door that was not secured by a law enforcement officer exiting the detention center. The door lead into the sally port where Wyatt exited.