On Thursday, June 28, 2018, an inmate from the Knox County Detention Center was being transported when he escaped from the van while coming to a stop at the intersection of KY 11. Around 6pm, the Knox County Dispatch began receiving calls of someone in an orange jumpsuit running into a wooded area of KY 11. Deputies, along with Kentucky State Police and Barbourville Police, were patrolling the area. During the search, Knox County Deputy Sam Mullins and Special Deputy Darrian Abner began searching a wooded area behind the Barbourville water treatment plant. The inmate, identified as 40-year-old Daniel Patterson, was found a short time later in thick brush behind the facility and had already removed the orange jumpsuit. Patterson was returned to the Knox County Detention Center at 6:30pm. He was originally lodged on charges of assault, robbery, a parole violation, and failure to appear. He was given a $100,000 bond at the time. Patterson has now been charged with escape with no bond allowed.