Escaped Muhlenberg inmate Thomas Vaught was located by the Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Department on Huehls Hill Street in Cleaton at approximately 1 p.m. today.

At approximately 9:38 p.m. Monday, Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville received a call stating Vaught, 44, had walked away from work release between 9:10 and 9:35 p.m.

Vaught is a white male, with gray hair, brown eyes, approximately 6’1” tall and weighs approximately 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing an orange T-shirt with Muhlenberg County Detention Center on the back and orange pants.

Vaught left the Muhlenberg County Agriculture Center after stealing a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck.

The vehicle was located Tuesday in Cleaton, according to Trooper Rob Austin.

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Hey New Era, how about a bigger photo of the escaped inmate from Madisonville? It would help.

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