A Corbin teenager, who escaped from guards following a court hearing on July 26 in Whitley District Court in Corbin, is back behind bars.
Trevor Earl Blevins, 19, turned himself in to the Whitley County Detention Center about 2:30 a.m. on July 27.
Jailer Brian Lawson said the only statement Blevins gave in regards to his reasoning behind escaping was that he has a lot of stuff going on in his life and he recently lost his mother.
“He said he made a mistake,” said Lawson.
Lawson also reported that a friend of Blevins’ has also been arrested for allegedly conspiring with Blevins to help him escape.
Denny L. Dixon, 20, of Tennessee Avenue in Corbin, was arrested the night Blevins escaped around 9:45 p.m. He was charged with second-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension and second-degree escape.
Dixon is being held at the Whitley County Detention Center in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond.
Lawson said that Dixon’s residence on Tennessee Avenue was where Blevins was arrested the first time. Though, he could not release where Blevins stated that he had been hiding since his escape.
“Its an open investigation right now, everyone is innocent until proven guilty,” said Lawson.
In addition to the two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, Blevins is being charged with second-degree escape. He is now being held under a $10,000 cash bond and would have to wear an ankle bracelet if released.
Due to the events that occurred last week, Lawson requested that Blevins’ preliminary court hearing Monday be relocated to Williamsburg for “safety precautions.”
Whitley District Court in Williamsburg is housed in the new state-of-the-art judicial center. The judicial center includes a sally port, which features garage style doors that can be raised so jailers and police can pull into it, and then closed before prisoners are unloaded from vehicles. Prisoners can later be loaded into jail transport vehicles and police cars before the sally port doors are raised so the vehicles can pull out.
Blevins made a brief appearance in Whitley District Court in Williamsburg Monday morning. He was wearing both handcuffs and leg shackles in court.
His attorney, public advocate Brian Reeves, agreed to waive Blevins’ right to a preliminary hearing, and Judge Fred White ordered that the case be sent to a Whitley County Grand Jury.
The grand jury could indict Blevins as early as Aug. 15, which is its next reporting date.