Whitley Co. Jail Escapee

Whitley County Detention Center officials are looking for a state inmate, who escaped while out on work release Monday afternoon. Jailer Ken Mobley said that Shannon Wynn, 34, was on a work release detail at the Kentucky Department of Transportation Highway Garage when he snuck off about 12:25 p.m. Wynn, who is from Whitley County, was serving a state sentence for manufacturing of methamphetamine. He is 6'0" tall, weighs about 170 pounds, and has brown hair and hazel eyes. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Whitley County Detention Center at 549-6013 or the Whitley County 911 Center at 549-6017.