Manhunt: inmate escapes

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 14, 2006

An inmate escaped into the heavily wooded area surrounding the Butler County Jail on Tuesday as law enforcement attempted to use a search and rescue K-9 unit from Atmore to corner the escapee.


The Advocate's press time, law officers had not re-captured Ketric Lee Boggan, 22, who escaped from the coutnty jail late Tuesday afternoon by braving razor and barbed wire to leap over the jail's retaining fence.

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Boggan then disappeared into the underbrush and heavy woods located behind the jail.

Greenville police officers and sheriff's deputies set up a perimeter around the jail, placing units at Thames St., Beeland St. and Conecuh St. in order to watch for Boggan.

By 5:30 p.m., search dogs transported to the county from Atmore had arrived and was preparing to enter the woods.

Boggan, who goes by the alias &#8220Ketchup”, was arrested by the Greenville Police Department in connection with an armed robbery that took place in late November at the Corner Stop Grocery.

Boggan was charged with Robbery, 1st degree.

A juvenile was also arrested in connection with the robbery.

See Saturday's Advocate for a complete update of this story.