Knox County escapees considered “dangerous”

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BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two men who escaped from jail in Knox County late Saturday night are considered “dangerous,” according to jail officials.

Investigators say Cory Abner and Tommy Witt escaped between 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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No details were released on how the two escaped.

Jail officials say Abner was in jail on drug and other charges.  They say Witt is accused of assaulting a police officer and running from the scene.

Both men are Knox County natives, according to the jail.