Inmate and accomplice appear before Knox County District Court for jail escape.

An inmate and his accomplice appeared before the Knox County District Court on Tuesday following his escape from the Knox County Detention Center while on work release with the help of a female driver.

Robert Hubbard, 35, pled guilty in District Court to his additional charges of Escape - Third Degree and Fleeing or Evading Police - Second Degree. Hubbard will serve 90 days and 360 days concurrently in Knox County Detention Center.

Jessica A. Baker, 43, who picked up Hubbard and allegedly attempted to hit a Deputy Jailer with her vehicle during the escape, was given $7,000 bail credit. However, she waived her right to a preliminary hearing and opted to go straight to the grand jury on July 22, 2022, at 9 a.m.

She currently faces charges of Wanton Endangerment - First Degree, Assault - Third Degree, Fleeing or Evading Police - First Degree, and Hindering Prosecution or Apprehension - Second Degree.

Both individuals remain lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

All criminal defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Samantha Walden, Staff Writer at the Kentucky Daily

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