UPDATED, 2:45 p.m.: Troopers from KSP Posts 1 and 2 received information on the escapee’s and located them traveling on Interstate 69 in Caldwell County. Troopers conducted a felony traffic stop on the vehicle and took Everett E. Tabor and Chancelor A. Britt into custody at 12:28 P.M. Tabor was charged with Escape 2nd degree, Britt was charged with a parole violation. Randi N. Essawi, 30, of Princeton was in the vehicle and charged with facilitation of escape second degree. They are currently being transported to the McCracken County Jail, where they will be lodged. Trooper Jody Cash is continuing his investigation.
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At approximately 4:08 a.m. today, the Keaton Correctional Institution in Paducah contacted Kentucky State Police Post 1 in Mayfield about a missing inmate. The staff advised after a head count search, they discovered Everett E. Tabor of Marion was unaccounted for.
He is described as a 33-year-old white male, 6-1 with short brown hair and brown eyes. It is unknown as to what Tabor was wearing at the time of his escape. Tabor is serving time for trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Chancelor A. Britt, 21 of Byrdstown, Tenn., a parolee staying at the Keaton Correctional Institution, also went missing. Britt is describes as a white male, 5-11, 143 pounds, blue eyes and strawberry blonde hair. It is unknown as to what Britt was wearing when he left. Britt is on parole for a wanton endangerment conviction.
Kentucky State Police is investigating the escape. If anyone has any contact with these subjects, contact Post 1 at (800) 222-5555.