Graves County Escapee Captured in Hopkins County

After being on the lam since Friday night, a Graves County Jail escapee was arrested this morning in Hopkins County.

Madisonville Police report officers were dispatched around 5:15 a.m. Monday to a suspicious man with a mask, on an ATV, behind the Dollar General on West Noel Avenue. Prior to arrival of police, the suspect had fled the scene. According to police, officers received information that the suspect was 28 year old Capus Adams, wanted out of Graves County for second degree escape.

Shortly after fleeing from the scene, officers received another call from a Hanson resident reporting a burglary. Madisonville Police, along with the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the 200 block of Timmons Lane where they found Adams in possession of burglary tools. Police say Adams was arrested without further incident.

The Graves County Restricted Custody Center in Mayfield called Kentucky State Police around 11:15 p.m. Friday to report that Adams had walked away from the facility and jumped over a fence to escape. Authorities believed Adams was en route to the Mortons Gap area where he previously lived.

Following Adams arrest this morning, he was lodged in the Hopkins County Detention Center for two counts of second degree escape, third degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, and possession of drug paraphernalia.


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