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An escapee from the LaRue County Detention Center was captured Wednesday morning, about seven hours after he escaped.
Kentucky State Police were notified by the LaRue County Detention Center at 6:10 p.m. of an escapee from their facility. George Richard Gaunt III was serving a sentence on charges of burglary and theft.
Gaunt was caught by the Boone County Sheriff's Department around 3 a.m.
Gaunt is accused of stealing a 1999 Blue Ford Crown Victoria after his escape. The vehicle was recovered, authorities said.