• Luke Craig, 16, is facing an escape charge on top of murder charges
  • He is being held in the Fayette Regional Juvenile Detention Center
  • He was arrested after his mom and sister were found dead at their home

A Kentucky teenager who was charged in the murders of his mother and sister escaped from jail Sunday, prompting the authorities to launch an intense search operation.

Luke Craig, 16, busted out of Fayette Regional Juvenile Detention Center at around 3:45 p.m. ET. He was considered dangerous and a threat to public safety, Kentucky State Police said in a Twitter post.

"Craig weighs approximately 130 lbs. and is 5’5” tall. He is wearing a green jumpsuit and black sneakers. The juvenile is considered dangerous and a threat to public safety. The public should not approach the juvenile," authorities said in a statement, urging the public to call crime stoppers immediately if the juvenile is sighted.

"We just hope that … Luke would turn himself in and we can resolve this without any further incident," KSP Sgt. Bernis Napier told The Lexington Herald-Leader.

Central Kentucky was the focal point of the search for Craig, but authorities across the nation were notified.

Deputies with the Versailles Police Department were able to capture Craig at around 6:40 p.m. ET Monday, according to The Lexington Herald-Leader. Craig was slapped with one escape charge on top of the two counts of murder-domestic violence charges he was facing in connection with the deaths of his mother, Tefani Noe, 33, and his younger sister, Brooke Goggin, 12.

Noe and Goggin were found dead on Sept. 24, 2020, in their house on Corinth Road in Anderson County. Both of them died of gunshot wounds, County Coroner Mark Tussey then told The Anderson News.

Craig allegedly fled the scene after committing the murders and led the law enforcement on a chase through Anderson, Franklin, Shelby and Jefferson counties before he was finally taken into custody, according to Lex 18.

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