Two inmates at the Bell County Forestry Camp in Chenoa escaped from the minimum-security prison at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Saturday night. Jordan Pannell, 20-years-old, and Jonah Robey, 21-years-old, were caught late Sunday.
Pannell was serving a six and a half year sentence for robbery, while Robey was serving seven years for burglary.
According to the Kentucky State Police, the two allegedly escaped from the prison, broke into a Frakes residence and stole a 1977 Corvette and a 45 caliber semi-automatic pistol.
The two were arrested after a short pursuit on Melrose Road in Hardin County, Kentucky. Both Robey and Pannell were lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center and are charged with receiving stolen property. Additional charges in Bell County are pending.
An arrest is an accusation only. Those arrested are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
Anthony Cloud is a staff writer for the Middlesboro Daily News. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.