MAC walk-aways are back in custody

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Second inmate was caught Monday in Louisville

By The Staff

Two inmates walked away from Marion Adjustment Center on Friday, and both of them are back in custody.


At approximately 9:23 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, Kenneth Gibson and Ronnie Stutes were reported missing from MAC. Gibson, 55, was caught at 11:05 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Marion County Deputy Sheriff Courtney Deering arrested Gibson on Beantown Road, approximately three miles east of Loretto. According to the sheriff's office, local citizens were suspicious of an individual walking in the area and contacted the sheriff's office. Gibson was arrested without incident, and he is being housed at the Marion County Detention Center.

Gibson was serving a 104-year sentence for first-degree burglary, first-degree persistent felony offender (four counts), and first-degree robbery in Kenton County, second-degree escape in Bell County, and manufacturing/sell/possession of marijuana in Floyd County. He was scheduled to appear before the parole board in December of 2015.

Stutes, 44, was captured Monday afternoon by the Louisville Metro Police Department. He was serving a 40-year sentence for first-degree wanton endangerment (two counts), second-degree persistent felony offender (two counts), first-degree perjury, first-degree bail jumping in Fayette County, second-degree escape in Bell County, theft by unlawful taking in Boone County, and theft by unlawful taking out of Kenton County. He was scheduled to see the parole board in July of 2015.

The Kentucky Standard reported that Stutes was suspected of stealing a green Ford Escape from 44 Auto in Bardstown. A salesman had been providing Monroe with a test drive when Stutes asked him to stop at Wal-mart to surprise his daughter with a gift. When the salesman returned, Monroe and the car were gone. Stutes is also suspected of robbing a bank. He was captured in the 6500 block of Bardstown Road in Louisville.


Another capture

William Paul Monroe, 30, walked away from MAC on Sept. 30. He was captured at 2:20 p.m. Nov. 1 by the Harlan County Sheriff's Department. Monroe is being housed in the Harlan County Detention Center.

Monroe was serving an eight-year sentence for second-degree robbery on a Harlan County charge. He was scheduled to see the parole board in January of 2013. With Thursday's arrest, Monroe will also be facing an additional charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

 Editor's note: This is a corrected version of this story. The print edition reported that Monroe had stolen the vehicle in Bardstown. It was actually Stutes who is accused of stealing the vehicle.