3 escaped inmates still on the run; Boyd Co. Jail employee fired

BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A jail employee has been fired after four inmates escaped the Boyd County Detention Center.

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Three of the four inmates remain on the run Friday. Isiah Bare was captured Thursday.

According to the jail, the inmates escaped from the jail about 3:30 Thursday morning.

Jail officials say around 6:30 a.m. breakfast trays were passed.

Employees have each inmate pick up their tray and do a head count in the process.

The fired employee didn't follow procedure and failed to check on the inmates who didn't come to their cell door.

According to the jail, the employee also failed to follow up with a supervisor to note if anything was out of the ordinary.

Another head count was taken about 8:30 a.m. That's when the missing inmates were noted.

A cell check and perimeter check showed that inmates had broken the lock on a pipe chase and went into the ceiling where they removed a heating and air unit, giving them access to the roof.

According to the jail, a similar attempt was made in 2013 to escape from the same cell.

Austin Childers, Thomas Bentley and Joseph Salyers remain on the run.

A truck connected to the inmates was found at a motel in Ashland Friday morning.

Another car was stolen at the motel which investigators believe is connected to the inmates.