- When inmate Francisco Starks was released from the hospital, he walked out, police said.
An inmate who was working in a Kentucky candle factory when a tornado ripped the building apart is now on the run, according to police.
Francisco Starks, 44, was working at Mayfield Consumer Products’ candle factory as part of a work release program when a tornado tore through, according to Kentucky State Police.
The Graves County inmate survived the destruction and was treated at the nearby Jackson Purchase Medical Center, police said. When he was released from the hospital, he walked out.
Starks is serving time for third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking of an automobile and receiving stolen property, according to police.