Inmate indicted for escape, fleeing or evading police

Indictments were returned by a Christian County Grand Jury Friday for escape and fleeing or evading against the Christian County Jail inmate who walked away from work release in March.

According to the indictment, 42-year old John Jason Neal walked away from a work release he was designated to on March 23. He was located a short time later in a parking lot at Hopkinsville Community College and taken back into custody.  He allegedly ignored orders from Hopkinsville police to stop and had to apprehended by a K9.  Neal reportedly continued to struggle while being placed into a cruiser.

Neal is charged with resisting arrest, second-degree escape and first-degree fleeing or evading police, on top of the charges he was serving time for in jail.

Indicted for first-degree burglary is 32-year old Michael Mabern of Hopkinsville. The indictment alleges he forced his way into a female victim’s hotel room at the Little River Motel on February 18 and assaulted her before stealing her cellphone.