Inmate escapes days before scheduled release


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – An escape warrant was issued Tuesday night for a Fayette County Detention Center inmate who didn’t return to jail from work release just 9-days before he was scheduled to be released, according to the Division of Community Corrections.

John Pursifull, 32, was supposed to return to jail from work release at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, 2015, according to the jail. His expected date of release was November 26, 2015, according to the jail.

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He was in jail on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree and Operating on a Suspended/Revoked License, according to the jail. John Milton Pursifull is described as a white male, 6’0″, 150 lbs, red hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information concerning his whereabouts is asked to call Lexington Police at 859-258-3600.