LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — An escapee sought on multiple charges is now in custody.
Phillip White was being treated at a Lexington hospital while wearing an electronic monitoring device when police said he left, cut off the device, and never returned to the Fayette County Detention Center.
On June 1, White was the CrimeStoppers wanted person of the week. Thanks to an anonymous tip, authorities were able to locate him at a Lexington residence off East Loudon Avenue.
The Lexington police and U.S. Marshalls apprehended White on the following charges:
- Second-degree possession of a forged instrument
- Theft of the Identity of another without consent
- Possession of marijuana
- Tampering with a prisoner monitoring device
- Third-degree criminal mischief
- Second-degree escape
According to the arrest citation, authorities discovered 12.4 grams of marijuana and a California ID that pictured White, but under another name.
Deangelo Grant is a man who is currently incarcerated in a federal prison. The California ID was confirmed to be the identifying information for Grant, not White.
To avoid detection by authorities, White allegedly forged California identification and illegally used Grant’s personal information.
White is being held in the Fayette County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond.