Four Escaped Paducah Inmates at Large

Jul 7, 2014

Kentucky State Police are searching for four escaped inmates last seen in Paducah yesterday. Officials say all four were found missing during a head count at the Keeton Correctional Institution.

The inmates have been identified as 35-year-old Steven Vargason, 30-year old Zachary Clevenger, 28-year-old Joshua Barber and 28-year-old Michael Houston. All are described as white males.

From left to right: Vargas, Clevenger, Barber, Houston.
Credit KSP

Vargason stands at approximately 6'2" with a shaved head and muscular build. He was last seen wearing shorts with a white and grey tank top.

Clevenger is 5'9" with shaved dark hair and was last wearing blue and white shorts with a tank top.

Barber is 5'7" with short brown hair, presumably wearing blue pants and a red, black and white polo shirt at the time of his escape.

Houston stands at 5'9", also with short brown hair. He was last seen wearing jeans and a black shirt.

Citizens with any information are urged to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 in Mayfield at 1-800-222-5555.