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A 21-year-old Bardstown man indicted on charges of second-degree escape from Hardin County Detention Center pleaded not guilty Tuesday.
Brandon M. Board was arraigned in Hardin Circuit Court before Judge Kelly Mark Easton. He also pleaded not guilty to a charge of persistent felony offense added by the grand jury.
Board and Vance Tate, 37, of Radcliff were captured and taken without incident following a foot chase two days after both escaped from the detention center in May. The men reportedly crawled through a hole dug in gravel beneath a chain-link fence.
Board was on a night custodian detail in the low-security portion of the jail. A deputy jailer noticed Board wasn’t where he should have been, or in the recreation room or his pod.
Tate was discovered missing after a full head count was ordered.
Both had been jailed for parole violations. Board, who had been in jail since September, was convicted of third-degree burglary, third-degree assault and evading police, according to the detention center.
Tate was in jail for 14 months and had been convicted on multiple drug-related misdemeanor charges, including possession of a controlled substance, according to the detention center.
Easton set a pretrial conference for Oct. 1 and a trial for Feb. 6. Board is being held under maximum security in the detention center on a double property bond of $25,000.
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