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An escaped prisoner is once again behind bars after being caught in Harlan

An escaped prisoner is back behind bars after being caught in Harlan. William Hall Monroe III escaped from the Marion Adjustment Center on September 30. Monroe stated he had made the decision to escape after being denied parole due to a fight with another inmate.

Monroe managed to escape and hitchhike fourteen hours back home to Harlan, where he went into hiding in the mountains with the help of family members. That freedom came to an end on Thursday when he was arrested by two sheriff's deputies as he walked along the road. Monroe surrendered without resistance. He is now back behind bars and faces charges of escape, along with his previous sentence. Monroe is also charged with trafficking drugs within a thousand feet of a school from a warrant from 2010. He is being held at the Harlan Detention Center without bond.

Filed under: Harlan Co. | Escaped inmates | Arrests


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