Saturday, May 10, 2003

Escapee gives up after tear gas lands

The Associated Press

LOUISVILLE- An escaped convict from the Blackburn Correctional Institution at Lexington was recaptured after Louisville police used tear gas to flush him from an apartment, authorities said.

A tip led officers to an apartment on Poplar Level Road about 8 p.m. Thursday, but Cedric Grady, 29, would not come out, police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said.

Negotiators and a SWAT team were summoned, but they too were unable to convince the fugitive to surrender.

"They shot tear gas in there, and he was apprehended about 12:40 a.m. Friday, about four hours later," Smiley said.

Grady walked away from the minimum security Blackburn facility on Feb. 3.

He had been serving a term for robbery.

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