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Girl who escaped from custody in Shelby found in Lexington

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Jumped from moving van on way to Morehead facility

A 16-year-old girl who jumped from a moving vehicle in Shelby County has been found in Lexingtin, police say.

Kentucky State Police said that on Oct. 19, Cheyenne Vires escaped from custody as she was being transported to a female juvenile facility in Morehead by officials from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Protection Permanency Agency.

As the van was traveling eastbound on Interstate 64 at about 5:50 p.m., Vires kicked out a window on the rear driver’s side door and threatened to jump from the moving van, police said. When the driver began to slow down, Vires climbed out the broken window and fled on foot.

Police say she fled westbound on I-64 from Exit 32 and attempted to get into a red or maroon pickup truck.

Several police agencies, including KSP, Simpsonville P.D., Shelbyville P.D. and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, conducted an extensive search for her.

KSP spokesman Ron Turley declined to disclose what charges Vires had incurred, saying that information could not be released since she is a juvenile.

"She has not done anything that makes her dangerous to the public," he said.

Police put out a description of Vires and appealed to the public for help locating her.