A Letcher County Jail inmate who escaped from the rooftop of the Letcher County Courthouse last week is still at large.
Stephen Alex Moore had been held in the county jail since late June when he was one of five people charged with making methamphetamine after leading police on a chase from Whitesburg to Ice. Moore was being held in the county jail after being charged with pulling a gun on a Whitesburg businessman.
Moore, of Mallie in Knott County, used a six- or seveninch bolt sharpened at one end to break open a part of fencing that encloses the recreation area located on the roof of the courthouse, said Letcher County Jailer Don McCall. McCall said Moore unraveled a splice in the chain link fence that had been repaired after an inmate cut with fence with wire cutters back in 2000.
Moore then slid down a flagpole in the front of the three-story building. The escape happened around 7:20 p.m. on July 20.
Surveillance video footage at Community Trust Bank is being subpoenaed to determine if Moore stole a vehicle from the bank.
Moore is a 36-year-old white male with brown hair and green eyes. He stands 5’10”, has a fair complexion and a medium build.
The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information of Moore’s whereabouts is asked to call Kentucky State Police at 606-435-6069.