Friday, July 22, 2011 at 3:00 am (Updated: July 22, 3:59 am)
A Hardin County Detention Center inmate on work release escaped Thursday morning in a stolen vehicle but was apprehended in Louisville.
Westley Mathis, 30, was part of a work-release detail at Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ bus garage off Mulberry Street when he found a vehicle with keys in the console, Jailer Danny Allen said.
Around 8:50 a.m., he drove off in the vehicle, Allen said. School officials notified the detention center of Mathis’ escape.
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