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UPDATE: EDDYVILLE,Ky. (9/11/17) — As a Kentucky State Police investigation into the shooting of an escaped inmate continues, the name of the corrections officer involved in the incident has been released.

KSP said Susan Knight is the officer.

The inmate, Antonio S. Wofford, 28 of Cincinnati, Ohio remains in a Louisville hospital and in the custody of the Kentucky Department of Corrections.



UPDATE: EDDYVILLE, Ky. (9/8/17) — Kentucky State Police has arrested the female passenger involved in a vehicle collision during an inmate escape from Kentucky State Penitentiary.

Ass a result of an ongoing investigation, Bryonna I. Heath, 21 of Cincinnati, Ohio was charged shortly after noon today with first-degree escape lodged in the Caldwell County Jail.  At the time of her arrest, she was also served an outstanding bench warrant for failure to appear in a 2016 Campbell County case.
The investigation also revealed that immediately after the collision, the escaped inmate, Antonio S. Wofford, 26, and originally from Cincinnati, attempted to further his escape by fleeing on foot. At the time of the shot being fired by the corrections officer, Wofford was attempting to climb a stone wall.
Wofford has been transferred to a Louisville hospital, where he is still being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Information provided by KSP


EDDYVILLLE, Ky. (9/8/17) – Kentucky State Police are on scene at the Kentucky State Penitentiary, investigating a series of incidents the occurred early this morning.
At just after 7 a.m., KSP Dispatch received a call reporting a single vehicle collision on Kentucky 730 near the Kentucky State Penitentiary. Prior to the arrival of a trooper, KSP Dispatch received information that the collision was possibly related to an escape.

Preliminary investigation has shown the vehicle involved in the collision was being operated by a minimum custody inmate also occupied by a female and a small child.  The vehicle was a 2003 red Nissan passenger car.  After the collision, shots were fired by a Kentucky State Penitentiary Corrections Officer and the inmate was injured.
The female passenger in the vehicle and the small child were transported by ambulance to Caldwell County Hospital for treatment of injuries related to the collision.  Both have been treated and released.
The inmate was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries received during the shooting.
The Kentucky State Penitentiary has confirmed all other inmates are accounted for.  They also have confirmed the facility is secure. The minimum custody inmate involved was assigned to a work detail outside the maximum security portion of the Penitentiary. This incident is believed to be isolated and there does not appear to be any ongoing additional threat to the surrounding community.
The Kentucky State Police remain on scene and have been assisted by Kentucky State Penitentiary personnel, Lyon County Sheriff’s Department, Eddyville Police Department, Lyon County Ambulance Service, Lyon County Rescue, Eddyville Fire Department, Kuttawa Fire Department and the State Highway Department.
The investigation is continuing by the Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555.

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