The search continues for an escaped Christian County Jail inmate.
Christian County Jailer Brad Boyd says authorities believe 21-year old Luis Raul Dechoudens Espinal, who used the alias of Jose Feliciano, may be in the Clarksville area.
Boyd says that's where he is from and that they've received multiple tips from people who saw him with a female acquaintance in Clarksville looking for a ride.
Blood hounds from the Kentucky Department of Corrections were called in early this morning and tracked Espinal's scent to the area of Riverside Cemetery.
Boyd says the escaped inmate may have hopped a train in the area of the cemetery or could have possibly been the perpetrator in a stolen vehicle investigation from early this morning in the city.
The Hopkinsville Police report does not connect the two incidents in any way, but a blue 1995 GMC extended cab pickup was stolen from 511 Hillcliff Drive sometime between midnight and 6:15 a.m.
Local police are working with authorities in Montgomery County and Boyd says police there are very familiar with Espinal, who was originally arrested June 15 after a foot chase on East 21st Street.
He was charged with being in possession of a stolen vehicle, attacking a police K9 unit and fleeing from police. He was also served with warrants from another state.
Boyd says anyone knowing Espinal's whereabouts should call the Christian County Jail or the ECC.
Espinal allegedly cut a hole in a fence near the recreation area at the jail and jumped off a roof around 1:30 a.m. to make his escape.
Espinal was previously booked into the Montgomery County Jail on 3 different occasions with Clarksville Police saying they are actively looking for him for charges of Statutory Rape, Theft, Evading, and Aggravated Burglary.