KSP Searching for Inmate Who Escaped from Work Release Program in Benton

UPDATE: Benton, KY. (January 14, 2020) – Marshall County inmate Robert W. Fritz who walked away from a work release program at the Marshall County Animal Shelter has been apprehended. Last night at approximately 8:00 p.m., Marshall County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a stolen vehicle not far from where Fritz was last seen. This morning, Marshall County Sheriff’s Office received notification from OnStar equipped in the vehicle of a possible location of the vehicle. OnStar reported a possible location at a rest area off of Interstate 64 in Shelby County, Kentucky by Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies. Shortly after 9:00 a.m., Fritz was found sitting in the stolen vehicle, a GMC Sierra pickup truck. He was taken into custody without further incident. He is currently lodged in Shelby County Detention Center. He is currently faces multiple charges out of Shelby County and was also served with the Marshall County warrant for Escape, 2nd Degree.

Benton, KY. (January 13, 2020) – The Kentucky State Police is searching for a Marshall County inmate after he walked away from a work release program earlier this afternoon.

At approximately 12:40 p.m., Robert W. Fritz, age 40, of Louisville, walked away from a work release program at the Marshall County Animal Shelter located at 839 Benton-Briensburg Road in Benton. It is unknown which direction Fritz headed after walking away. Fritz is a white male, approximately 6’2, weighing 215 lbs. with blue eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, red shoes and a red shirt. Fritz could be traveling in a white Dodge pickup truck with a camper top.

Trooper John Holt is continuing the investigation and is requesting the public to be on the lookout for this subject and report any suspicious activity. Kentucky State Police also warns residents to lock their vehicles and homes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.