Ward Booth 10 26UPDATE: DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (10/26/17) — Two inmates that slipped away from Ohio County deputies near Owensboro earlier today have been identified.

The men, who were being transported from Ohio County to Daviess County Jail, face more charges, authorities reported.

Ohio County Sheriff's Office reported Jason Ward was captured shortly after escaping, and Victor Booth was apprehended a short time later.

Deputies said Ward was able to manipulate a door lock and exit the van as Booth tagged along. The inmates escaped near the Pleasant Valley Road area in Daviess County.

Both are being held in Daviess County Jail.

Nick Risley
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DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (10/26/2017) — Daviess County Central Dispatch says two inmates that escaped from custody today have been captured.

Dispatch confirms Ohio County officers were transporting inmates, when two escaped near Lagoon and Pleasant Valley Road, just outside the Owensboro city limits.

One of the inmates was caught earlier, while authorities located the second man off Kentucky 603 in a field near the Ragu plant at about 4 p.m.

Schools near the area were placed on lockdown, authorities indicated.

Nick Risley

SurfKY News Reporter

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