Sunday, February 28, 2016

Fredonia farm center escapee caught

UPDATED at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28
Kentucky State Police troopers have arrested a Hardin County, Ky., woman wanted for escaping from the West Kentucky Correctional Complex in Fredonia 11 days ago. Just before noon local time, Lostia M. Shreves, 30, of Cecilia was located at a vacant residence in the Flint Hill area of Hardin County. Shreves had entered the residence, and troopers found her alone inside.  She was placed under arrest without incident. At the time of her escape, she was serving time for possession of a controlled substance, burglary and unlawful distribution of meth. She now faces new charges for burglary and will be lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

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State Police are searching for an escapee from Western Kentucky Correctional Complex near Fredonia.

At 9 p.m., Wednesday, authorities at Western Kentucky Correctional Complex discovered Lostia M. Shreves, 30, of Cecilia, Ky., missing during a routine head count. Her hometown is in Hardin County near Elizabethtown.

The woman is described as a white female, 5-7 with short brown hair and blue eyes. 

Shreves was serving time for a probation violation for felony offenses, including drug violations. 

Shreves was last seen wearing a grey sweatshirt, khaki pants, white T-shirt, a fisherman style hat and black boots. However, similar inmate clothing was found discarded near the Western Kentucky Correctional Complex grounds. It is likely that she changed clothing.

State police also say that a pickup truck was stolen from a residence near the prison farm. The vehicle was reported missing shortly after Shreves escaped. The truck is a maroon 1997 Ford F-150 truck with Kentucky license plate 8472CG.

Shreves is serving time for a probation violation for felony offenses. The charges that led to the probation violation were, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful distribution of meth precursors and burglary