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UPDATE: Escaped sex offender caught in Elsmere

Gary Wayne Courtney (Source: Kentucky sex offender registry) Gary Wayne Courtney (Source: Kentucky sex offender registry)

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COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) -

UPDATE: Gary Wayne Courtney was caught in Elsmere, Ky. and taken to the Kenton County Detention Center.


A sex offender who escaped from a courthouse in Pulaski County, Ky. has ties to the Tri-State.

Gary Wayne Courtney ran away during a court appearance Thursday. He went to a nearby home and allegedly stole a woman's car, which was found abandoned about seven miles away.

He was in court on charges of receiving stolen property and a parole violation. He was wearing handcuffs and a belly chain.

Courtney was arrested in Kenton County in 1998 and 2000 and also had charges in Boone County. His last known address was on Hwy. 36 in Berry, Ky., but that address cannot be verified.

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