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Escapee caught in Knox County

From the Knox County Sheriff's Department -

Anthony Lee Smith - KCDC

On Monday April 1, 2019 at approximately 12:00 am Knox County Deputy Bobby Jones conducted a traffic stop on Sam Parker Road in Gray. While checking a passenger in the vehicle, Deputy Jones was given fictitious identifying information.


After positively identifying the passenger as 29 year old Anthony Lee Smith of Bimble, KY, Deputy Jones learned that Smith was wanted on a Knox County Arrest Warrant for Escape-2nd Degree. He had escaped from the Knox County Detention Center while on a work detail on March 6, 2019. Smith was also wanted on a Knox County Bench Warrant for failure to appear on a Possession Controlled Substance-2nd Degree.


In addition to the two warrants Anthony Smith was charged with Theft of Identity of Another without Consent and Giving Officer False Identifying Information.


He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.


KSP Trooper Chad Gregory assisted in the arrest.

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