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KY Escapee Turns Self In Due to Cold

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A man who escaped from a prison in Lexington is back in custody and apparently the cold weather was a factor.

Police report that the sub-freezing temperatures were incentive enough for an escaped prisoner to decide to turn himself in.

42-year-old Robert Vick escaped from a minimum security facility in Lexington on Sunday.

As temperatures dropped into the low single digits Monday, officials say the man walked into a motel and asked the clerk to call police. Vick reportedly said he was trying to escape the frigid weather.

Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts says 42-year-old Robert Vick of Hartford told the clerk he wanted to turn himself in and escape the arctic air.

Vick was serving a six year sentence for Burglary and a five year sentence for criminal possession of a forged instrument.

He is expected to face additional charges of escape.