Two escapees caught in county

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Two escapees from the Bell County Forestry Camp were captured in southern Hardin County around midnight Sunday.

Jonah Robey and Jordan Pannell allegedly had stolen a red Corvette from the Harlan post area and were believed to be in the Sonora area, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. A KSP trooper spotted the suspect vehicle driving without the headlights on and initiated a traffic stop. Upon activation of his blue lights, the suspects fled in the vehicle.

The suspects then drove through yards and driveways and continued west on Silvermine Road. After an approximate 4-mile pursuit the suspects lost control of the Corvette and slid into a ditch-line. Both suspects were arrested and lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center, according to the release.

There was also possible evidence from a burglary from the Harlan State Police post area discovered inside the Corvette.