Christopher Peevyhouse - Escaped Inmate

Christopher Peevyhouse. (via Kentucky State Police)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A McCracken County Jail inmate is on the run after escaping Wednesday evening, and police are asking for the public's help to find him. 

According to a news release from the Kentucky State Police Department, 19-year-old Christopher Peevyhouse of Paducah escaped from custody shortly before 8 p.m. while taking part in a welding program at a Paducah business.

Police say he has a history of burglary, theft and weapons charges.

Peevyhouse is described as a white male, 5'-9" tall, 130 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. He was last seen in the area of Baptist Health Paducah wearing navy pants, a khaki shirt, a UK ball cap and glasses. 

Anyone with any information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721, or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555.

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