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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.

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