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Boyd County Detention Center escapee captured

Timothy Shawn Bates, 26, was arrested Wednesday evening in Greenup County, Kentucky, according to a news release from the Boyd County Detention Center. (Boyd County Detention) 

A man who escaped the Boyd County Detention Center more than a month ago has been captured.

Timothy Shawn Bates, 26, was arrested Wednesday evening in Greenup County, Kentucky, according to a news release from the Boyd County Detention Center.

Bates had been missing since he and three other inmates escaped the detention center on July 30.

The other three inmates were captured within four days of their escape.

On Aug. 3, a $500 reward was offered for information leading to Bates' arrest.

He is currently being held in the Greenup County Detention Center on several charges out of Boyd and Greenup county in Kentucky and Cabell County in West Virginia.


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