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Prisoner escapes Pike County Jail and is captured

Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024 at 11:17 pm

On Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, at approximately 2 p.m., Charles F. Reef III, age 27, of Liberty Church Road in rural Pike County, escaped from the Pike County Jail. Reef scaled the razor-topped fence of the outside recreation yard. He was taken back into custody near Locust and 8th streets in Bowling Green by Sheriff’s Office staff.

Reef is in custody on a no-bond warrant for charges of domestic assault and property damage. Additional charges will be sought stemming from the escape.

All persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty.