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UPDATE: Two who escaped Knox Co. Detention Center back in custody

Cody Abner (l,) and Chester Witt (r,) escaped from the Knox County Detention Center in late June.
Cody Abner (l,) and Chester Witt (r,) escaped from the Knox County Detention Center in late June.(WKYT/Knox County Detention Center)
Published: Jun. 28, 2020 at 4:14 PM EDT
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BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) – Two men who escaped the Knox County Detention Center are now back behind bars.

WKYT reported that Cody Abner and Chester Witt had escaped the jail back on June 25. Officials say it happened between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.

According to the jail’s website, Chester Witt was taken back into custody on June 28. The jail’s website also reports that Cody Abner was processed back into the jail today, August 15, around 6:30 a.m.

No word at this time on the circumstances under which Abner was found. He faces an escape charge. Witt is also charged with escape, along with drug trafficking charges, criminal mischief and other charges from previous cases.

Witt has been an escapee from the facility before, after escaping, then turning himself back in, in October of 2016.

ORIGINAL STORY BELOW:

Knox County, Ky. (WKYT/WYMT) - An official from the Knox County detention center said two inmates escaped Saturday night. It happened sometime between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The official identified the escapees as Cody Abner and Chester Witt who are both from Knox County. Abner was in the detention center facing a charge of drug trafficking among other things. Witt is accused of assaulting and running away from a police officer.

The two should be considered dangerous.

If you have any information on their whereabouts you should contact your local law enforcement.

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