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Two arrested after inmate escapes from work detail at Knox County Detention Center

From The Knox County Ky Sheriff's Office -

On Thursday, June 9, 2022, 35-year-old Robert Hubbard of Barbourville, KY, who was initially incarcerated on drug trafficking charges, escaped custody from the Knox County Detention Center while on a work release detail.


On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, Robert Hubbard and 43-year-old Jessica A Baker also of Barbourville, were observed fueling their vehicle at a market in Flat Lick by a deputy jailer. As the deputy jailer approached them, they got into the vehicle and immediately fled. Jessica Baker was driving and intentionally attempted to hit the officer with her vehicle as they were leaving.


On Thursday, June 16, 2022, Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith and deputies arrested Jessica Baker charging her with Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, Assault-3rd Degree, Fleeing or Evading Police-1st Degree, and Hindering Prosecution or Apprehension-2nd Degree.


Also on June 16th, Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith obtained information on the location of Robert Hubbard at a residence in Flat Lick. Sheriff Smith along with deputies located and arrested Robert Hubbard charging him with Escape-3rd Degree and Fleeing or Evading Police-2nd Degree


Both Robert Hubbard and Jessica Baker were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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