Bell County inmate captured; 1 still at large

Joshua Nelson (Left) and Robert Cox (Right), courtesy Bell County Sheriff's Office

PINEVILLE, Ky. (WATE) – The Bell County Sheriff’s Office is still searching for the second of two escaped inmates.

The Bell County Sheriff’s Office said Joshua Nelson, 33, was captured in Claiborne County. Officials say he waived extradition and is back in the Bell County Jail. He could face an additional five years in jail for escape charges.

Law enforcement are still looking for Robert Cox, 36. He and Nelson were originally believed to be in a stolen blue Chevy 4-door Cavalier. Cox stands six feet tall and weight 165 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with information on the inmates or the vehicle is asked to call 911 or the Bell County Dispatch at (606) 337-6174.

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