Escaped inmate caught in Jennings County

Kim Lynn Patton; photo courtesy of Jennings County Sheriff’s Dept.

Jennings County authorities have located an escaped inmate after nearly 24-hours. Authorities say that 41-year-old Kim Lynn Patton was able to remove his restraints and escape the Jennings County Courthouse in Vernon on Friday. The Sheriff’s Department announced Saturday afternoon that he had been captured by Sgt. Mike Mowery and Deputy Kyle Lee after acting on a tip from a concerned citizen.

Patton will be facing additional charges for the escape. Authorities say they will also charge any accomplices that might have helped Patton. Deputies from the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office, Ripley County Sheriff’s Office, Indiana State Police, Jennings County EMA and Indiana Conservation Officers were involved in the search.