Police apprehend escaped prisoner | New


At around 8:30 a.m., detectives from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Kentucky State Police Department in Richmond regarding an escaped prisoner, according to a statement from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

The new schools in Bremen were closed around noon on Wednesday due to a “threat to the region”.

Detectives were told that Fredrick C. Pierce, 45, had escaped from a work detail and after a thorough search, it was learned that Pierce had broken into the Madison animal shelter, had stole uniforms and badges belonging to the Madison County Animal Shelter and had stolen a white 2008 Ford Ranger belonging to the Madison County Animal Shelter.

Investigators learned that Pierce had plotted to escape and enlisted the help of a Shelby County woman. Therefore, it was believed that Pierce, who had connections to Shelby County, was en route to the county in the stolen vehicle.

Shelby County detectives began to search for places known to have been visited by Pierce, and while conducting their investigation, the Shelby County Sheriff‘s Office dispatcher received a call regarding a truck stuck in a ditch. on Thompson-Schiff Road.

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