Ohio Co escapee captured

Aug 10, 2017

A man who escaped from the Ohio County jail is back in custody. 

Kentucky State Police say troopers from both the Henderson and Madisonville posts, along with the US Marshals Service, found and arrested 48-year-old Arnold Ray McKenney at a home in Hopkins County.

A news release from KSP says McKenney will be charged with 2nd Degree Escape after he slipped out the Ohio County Detention Center in Hartford nearly 2 weeks ago.

Another inmate, 23-year-old Harley Roebke of Hartford, is accused of helping McKenney break out.

Investigators reviewed jail surveillance footage and determined Roebke provided lookout for McKenney while he tampered with jails door prior to his escape.

Roebke is charged with Complicity to Escape 2ndDegree.

McKenney was being held on rape and sodomy charges.