More than a week later, police continue to look for jail escapee

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IRVINE, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - Updated, October 19
More than a week later, Casey Myers is still missing after his escape in Estill County.

Myers was in handcuffs when he was moved from the courthouse and ran away before officers could put him in a vehicle. He was last seen on Church Street.

Our sister station WKYT reports Myers was charged with burglary and theft when he was originally arrested, but may now face more charges.

Police say it is hard to do a thorough search of the area Myers disappeared in.

"It's a heavily wooded area. Very easy to get into those woods and I mean, it's impossible to cover every square inch of the woods," said Sgt. John Sturniolo with Irvine Police.

Authorities are following some leads and are relying on community reports to help find Myers.

Original Story, October 10
People in Estill County are told to stay inside and to lock the doors and windows as police search for a jail escapee.

Police are looking for 31-year-old Casey Myers who escaped from a prisoner transport vehicle Wednesday afternoon.

Irvine police say Myers was last seen going into the woods on Church Street.

He was handcuffed and wearing a white shirt and orange pants.

People nearby say they received warnings about Myers' escape on their cell phones.

People in the Court Street, Sweet Lick, and North Madison areas are asked to take precautions.

If anyone sees this man, they are asked to call 911.

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