Original Release: On Friday, June 28, 2019 at approximately 1:17 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified that a Rockcastle County Jail inmate had escaped custody while working on the work release detail on KY HWY 1955 in the Red Hill community of Rockcastle County.
Upon arrival, Trooper Adam Hensley learned through an investigation that inmate Joseph D. Morris, 30, of Livingston, fled on foot from a Rockcastle County employee while mowing grass on Daughtery Ridge Road.
Update: On Thursday, July 04, 2019 at approximately 5:00 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received information that Joseph Morris was staying in an abandoned camper off Trace Branch Road in Rockcastle County. Trooper Hensley along with the Mount Vernon Police Department located the abandoned camper and found Morris inside. He was arrested and transported to the Rockcastle County Detention Center.
On Tuesday, July 02, 2019 at approximately 2:30 PM, Trooper Hensley arrested Rockcastle County Road Department employee Perry Mason, 48, of Mount Vernon and charged him with Official Misconduct 2nd Degree and Facilitation to Escape 2nd Degree. He was lodged in the Rockcastle County Detention Center.
Trooper Hensley is continuing the investigation.