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Ky. inmate on the run for more than 5 months caught on Christmas Eve

Jason Lindbloom allegedly walked away from a minimum-security prison on July 9 along with another inmate

By Trey Crumbie
Lexington Herald-Leader

CARROLL COUNTY, Ky. — An inmate who allegedly escaped from a Lexington prison has been caught after being on the run for more than five months.

Jason Lindbloom, an inmate who allegedly walked away from the minimum-security Blackburn Correctional Complex prison on the evening of July 9 was apprehended at about 4:40 a.m Sunday in Carroll County, according to a press release from the Kentucky Department of Corrections.

Pictured is Jason Lindbloom. (Photo/Kentucky DOC)
Pictured is Jason Lindbloom. (Photo/Kentucky DOC)

Lindbloom, 40, was serving an 18-year sentence for multiple drug trafficking charges out of Boone, Gallatin and Carroll counties, according to a July press release from when he allegedly escaped. He would have been eligible for parole in August 2019.

Lindbloom allegedly left the prison with another inmate, Jason Prater, who was caught in August. Lindbloom was lodged in the Carroll County jail.

©2017 the Lexington Herald-Leader (Lexington, Ky.)

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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