Police search for inmate who walked away from minimum security Blackburn Correctional Complex

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LEXINGTON, Kentucky — An inmate at Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington has walked away from the minimum security prison.

A statement from the facility says 45-year-old Charles Blanton, who was serving a 16-year sentence on charges out of Laurel County including manufacturing methamphetamine, went missing Sunday evening. He would have been eligible for parole in December.

Blanton is described as a 6-foot, 200 pound white male with brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the Kentucky State Police at (502) 227-2221 or the Lexington Division of Police at (859) 258-3600.

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