Escaped jail inmate apprehended by deputies near Maple Hill motel


Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, 7:35 p.m. — David W. Works, 40, the Nelson County Jail inmate who broke free of the bailiff earlier Thursday during a prisoner transport, was apprehended by a sheriff’s deputy as officers were following up on sightings of the man by Maple Hill residents.


At about 7:20 p.m., a resident of South Center Street reported seeing the man in a backyard. He was later spotted in the area of the Stephen Foster Restaurant and was spotted by a deputy near Old Kentucky Home motel where he was quickly apprehended.

Works broke from from a court bailiff as he was about to be returned to the Nelson County Jail from his arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court earlier on Thursday. Works apparently slipped out of his shackles, and when taken out of the vehicle, he fled on food in the area of the north side of West Stephen Foster near the Nelson County Road Department.

Bardstown Police and the Nelson County Sheriff’s deputies canvassed the Maple Hill area after the man escaped from custody at about 3:25 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

Works ran from the jail wearing an orange jumpsuit, but later seen wearing a beige jacket, t-shirt and gray pants.

Works was indicted Feb. 7, 2019, on charges that he passed two counterfeit $50 bills at the local Kroger store. He also faces charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, possession of a controlled substance, first-degree (methamphetamine), and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was being held on $50,000 bail, cash only, plus conditions.

He was returned to the Nelson County Jail, where he will likely face additional charges related to his escape from custody.


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