Partin escapes custody

Published 1:01 pm Thursday, June 21, 2018

At 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jordan Partin, 23, of Middlesboro, escaped from the Bell County Detention Center.

According to official records, Partin was apprehended in May of this year for various crimes including first-degree burglary, carrying a concealed weapon, wanton endangerment, first-degree trafficking a controlled substance, second-degree fleeing or evading police and other charges.

Brian O’Brien of the Big One 106.3 FM reported that Partin was wanted in regards to a shooting incident that occurred in the area of Polly Hollow in Middlesboro and had managed to evade capture until his recent arrest.

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According to reports from the Kentucky State Police, Partin was working within the jail and escaped through a back door.

Partin is described as being 5 feet 11 inches tall and around 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, red shorts and flip-flops with no socks. His last know location was Pineville.

Involved in the search for Partin are the Bell County Sheriff’s Department, Pineville Police Department, Kentucky State Police and the Middlesboro Police Department. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Partin, contact KSP Post 10 Harlan or your local agency. Callers may remain anonymous.

The case is still under investigation by KSP Trooper Keith Baker.