The following is a release from the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center:
Around 2:00pm on October 15, 2018, Correctional Officers at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center discovered a hole that had been knocked through a cinderblock wall by inmates in an attempt to escape from custody.
The hole was approximately 18″ by 12″ and was located in a shower room.
Two pieces of metal taken from a shelf in the call were used to chip away at the blocks to create the hole that led to a plumbing access area one wall away from the outside.
Officers from the Paintsville Police Department were dispatched to the Jail and are in charge of the investigation.
Jail officials say they will update the public of any future developments.