found hiding in barn
LA GRANGE (AP) - An escaped prison inmate serving a 12-year sentence for burglary was captured Thursday after officers found him hiding in a barn, according to April Thorpe, a prison spokeswoman.
Earl Aldrich, 36, walked away from the Roederer Correctional Complex Wednesday.
It was the second escape within six months from the institution.
Aldrich was serving a term for third-degree burglary in Fayette County and for being a persistent felon. He also was convicted in 1992 in Scott County of felony theft and third-degree burglary.
"An officer checking out sightings of him in La Grange found him hiding in an abandoned barn," Thorpe said. He was taken into custody at 10:20 a.m. EST Thursday.
State officials said they will review security at Roederer and improve the way neighbors are notified of escapes from the facility and two other prisons nearby.
Two children die
in Bath County fire
OWINGSVILLE - A fire in an Owingsville apartment killed two children Thursday, according to the Montgomery County coroner.
Wallace Johnson pronounced Daren McCarty, 4, and Destany McCarty, 2, dead at the Mount Sterling hospital around 3 p.m. EST. Preliminary autopsies show the children died of smoke inhalation, Johnson said. Complete autopsies were scheduled today.
The blaze broke out around 2 p.m., and firefighters said the children were trapped upstairs. Their mother, who was downstairs, was not injured.
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