Kentucky State Police are investigating how two inmates from the Warren County Jail walked away from a work detail this week.
Twenty-five-year-old Bates Cole was captured the same day, while 23-year-old Anthony Embry was taken into custody after a two-day search.
Warren County Jailer Jackie Strode told WKU Public Radio that all inmates who work outside are considered low-risk offenders.
"Nobody can be on it that has assaultive-type charges. Nobody can be on it that has sexual-type charges. It has to be lower felonies such as child support, forgery, maybe DUI-4th, that kind of thing."
The inmates eligible for work release are serving a five-year sentence or less. Cole was in jail for violating parole. Embry was also serving time for a parole violation, as well as charges of Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Giving an Officer False Name or Address.
Asked how Embry was considered low-risk, Jailer Strode said the Kentucky Department of Corrections determines what classification level inmates are assigned.