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LaRue jail escapee caught

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George Richard Gaunt III was serving a sentence on charges of burglary and theft

By The Staff

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.