Adair County (November 19, 2018) – On Wednesday, November 14, 2018 State Police, Post 15 in Columbia, was notified of a prisoner who had escaped while being transported to an Adair County Court proceeding. Units from the Kentucky State Police and Columbia Police Department responded to assist the Adair County Sheriff’s Department in locating 25 year old William Loy of Columbia but were unsuccessful. On Sunday, November 18th, 2018, Trooper Clint Bale received information that the escapee was possibly armed and staying at a residence on Spring Street in Columbia. Trooper Bale along with several other units responded to the residence and attempted to call Loy out on the P.A. The home owner gave consent to search resulting in Loy being located hiding behind several mattresses. Loy was arrested and charged with escape 2nd degree and resisting arrest. Loy was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. Trooper Bale was assisted at the scene by the Columbia Police Department, Adair County Sheriff’s Department, and Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.