Escaped inmate headed to Missouri, caught in Knoxville
Police in Williamsburg, Kentucky say an escaped inmate was arrested in Knoxville.
Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a report of a suspicious person at a Pilot at 5216 North Middlebrook Pike shortly after midnight Tuesday.
KPD said the suspect, Emily Baldwin, told officers she was left by a prisoner transport van near the Kentucky state line and hitchhiked to Knoxville. Authorities said a records check showed Baldwin was a fugitive from justice out of Whitley County, Kentucky and had two outstanding warrants; one from Kentucky and one from Missouri.
Both warrants involve drug offenses.
Police say on Monday, she was being transferred from Georgia to Missouri. She was last seen at the I-75 visitor's center just North of Jellico.
Just after midnight, the Williamsburg Police Department announced she was arrested by Knoxville Police.
This is a developing story.