ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WDRB) - Police are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Hardin County Detention Center in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, early Saturday morning.

According to Lt. Robert Reynolds, 46-year-old William Glover escaped just before 5 a.m.

Jail investigators discovered Glover had stolen vehicle keys from a contract kitchen employee before hiding in a closet on the outside of the kitchen loading dock.

When a jail vehicle left to take food to a satellite facility, Glover allegedly scaled a security fence and drove away in the kitchen worker's vehicle.

Police say Glover is six-feet tall and weighs 170 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Glover has short hair and a goatee, and was last seen wearing khaki pants with a dark colored, plaid long-sleeve shirt and white tennis shoes.

Glover may be headed to LaRue, Taylor or Adair counties.

If you see him or have any information about his location, you're asked to contact local police, Kentucky State Police, or Lt. Robert Reynolds at the Hardin County Detention Center. If you see Glover, corrections officers say do not approach him.

"We'll be in talks with the jail administration as well as the Department of Corrections to review and see if there's potentially any other checks and balance that we can put in place that will hopefully prevent something like this from happening again," Reynolds said.

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