Jailbreak takes unexpected turn

BOYD COUNTY, Ky (WSAZ) An inmate who escaped a Kentucky jail on Thanksgiving Day says that he wants the jail to be shut down.

According to Catlettsburg police, Phillip Tolliver is the sixth reported escape this year from the Boyd County Detention Center. The jail was also the site of an inmate riot and fire in August, and a corrections officer arrest this spring.

According to Tolliver, the problem was not that he could break out of jail, but that he could not break back in.

“There was no plan to escape,” Tolliver said. “I’ve been going out and coming back in for two weeks. It’s really unorganized, I could go on for days. Have DOC come in and watch for a week. It needs shut down. Punishment accepted.”

According to police, the latest incident started about 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Tolliver used a pipe closet in a common area filled with 19 prisoners to get to the roof to get tobacco that an accomplice threw out. The tobacco was outside the fence, so he jumped down to get it. Then, he could not get back through the wire into the jail.

WDTN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s