Escaped inmate recaptured

Nicholas Hayes Hall Jr.
Nicholas Hayes Hall Jr.

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. — A Floyd County inmate is back in custody, following an escape last week.

According to the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, 33-year-old Nicholas Hayes Hall Jr., of Grethel, walked away from a work release assignment last Thursday.

Following a tip phoned into the sheriff’s office anonymously, deputies and the department’s canine unit, “Drago,” located Hall and returned him to the jail.