Kentucky work-release escapee caught in W.Va.

August 18, 2005|by DAVE McMILLION

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - A 39-year-old Kentucky work-release escapee who was apprehended Monday in Shepherdstown remained at Eastern Regional Jail on $5,000 bond Wednesday afternoon, a jail spokeswoman said.

Timothy Scott Carlisle initially was seen at a public boat ramp at the end of Princess Street, said Patrolman K.E. White of the Shepherdstown Police Department.

Carlisle went to a house near the boat ramp and police responded to the house, according to White and court records.


Shepherdstown Police Chief Curtis Keller and two West Virginia State Police troopers checked the perimeter of the house. The officers knocked on the door and a woman opened it, according to Jefferson County Magistrate Court records.

West Virginia State Police Trooper C.D. Kuhn said he saw Carlisle standing in the living room, according to court records.

Kuhn said he identified himself and told Carlisle to get on the floor. Carlisle did not comply, Kuhn said.

Kuhn again asked Carlisle to get on the floor and show his hands but Carlisle did not comply, said court records.

Carlisle was placed on the floor and taken into custody. He was later charged with obstructing, court records said.

Carlisle escaped July 20 from a work-release program in Kentucky, to where authorities plan to return him, White said.

According to a Shepherdstown Police Department report, Carlisle had a "quite extensive" criminal background, although no details were listed.

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