Police are searching for a Letcher Co. jail escapee
Police in Letcher County are searching for a man after he escaped from work release on Tuesday afternoon.
John Paul Wells was working Tuesday afternoon, but the jailer says Wells ran away while the truck was parked at a local store.
Letcher County Jailer Don McCall says a he and three inmates were stopped at Fraiser's Farmer Supply to get a chainsaw sharpened when John Paul Wells fled on foot.
The jailer says he was serving time on a parole violation for the original charge of receiving stolen property and was set to be released in two years.
Anyone with knowlegde of Wells whereabouts is asked to notify police.