Kentucky State Police seek help finding escaped inmate

HORSE CAVE, Ky. – *UPDATE* Kentucky State Police have reported that Jerry Britt has been located and taken into custody. Britt will be lodged in the Hart County Jail and is being charged with second degree escape.

Kentucky State Police are seeking the public’s help in finding an inmate who escaped while on work release. A police news release says 37-year-old Jerry Britt gained access to a 2007 gold Lincoln Navigator without consent and left the property located on Bluegrass Ave in Hart County.  Kentucky State Police have located the stolen vehicle in the Shanty Hollow area of Warren County.

KSP along with local law enforcement is currently searching for Britt. The white male with brown hair, hazel eyes, approximately 5’11” tall, and weighs approximately 175 pounds was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black hoodie, and a camouflage hat. He was in prison on charges of receiving stolen property under $10,000, first-degree bail jumping and first-degree possession of a controlled substance.

If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Britt, please contact Kentucky State Police Post 3 at 270-782-2010 or by Text a Tip via the Kentucky State Police App. Callers may remain anonymous.