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