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Inmates escape, one still on the run


PAINTSVILLE – One of the two escaped inmates from the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center was apprehended on Tuesday in Elliott County, with the other escapee still on the run.

The Big Sandy Regional Detention Center released a press release on Wednesday stating that on Tuesday, March 27 at 9 p.m. Brian E. Olson, 23, was returned to the jail and in addition to his original state convictions on felony charges he has been charged with second-degree escape. 

Olson and inmate Jeremy R. Boggs, 30, were signed out of custody on the morning of Thursday, March 22, at 8:20 a.m. by Johnson County Jailer Doug Saylor and were last seen around 3 p.m. The inmates were part of a litter collecting detail on Kentucky Rt. 201, near Sitka, in Johnson County, at the time of their escape. 

KSP Trooper Wright apprehended Olson on Ison Road in Elliott County near Sandy Hook after a foot pursuit. Boggs was with Olson during the pursuit, but was reportedly able to allude capture after jumping over a cliff. Boggs was las seen running into the woods.

According to officers at the scene, the Johnson County Sheriff Department’s further investigation of the escape provided information that led authorities to track the prisoners to Ison Road, resulting in Olson’s capture. Both inmates are listed as being from the Sandy Hook area of Elliott County. 

Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Jeremy Boggs should contact their local Kentucky State Police Post or the Johnson County Sheriff Department. Boggs is described as being 5’9’’ tall, weighs 165 lbs., and has brown hair, hazel eyes and a fair complexion. 

Both Boggs and Olson were in jail on charges related to parole violations.

Editor's Note: The indictment or charge of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


Pictured is Jeremy Boggs, the inmate that is still on the run. 




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