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Man who escaped Kentucky jail believed to be in Tennessee

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Posted at 2:44 PM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 15:44:43-04

MURRAY, Ky. (WTVF) — A man who escaped from a work detail while incarcerated in Calloway County, Kentucky is believed to be in Buchanan, Tennessee.

Kentucky State Police said Henry M. Rickard Jr. was last seen operating a Calloway County Road Department vehicle near Sycamore Industrial Road in Murray.

He was in jail for drug and weapons charges.

Around 1 p.m., a truck believed to associated with Rickard was found abandoned in Weakley County, Tennessee. Authorities are now searching in Buchanan for Rickard.

KSP said he has family in West Tennessee.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, contact KSP at 270-856-3721.