Law enforcement officials issued an alert Wednesday afternoon after an inmate walked off a road crew near Horse Fork Creek Park.

We've been informed that several county schools are on lockout status following the incident at the park, located on Fairview Drive in Owensboro.

The Daviess County Detention Center contacted the Owensboro Police Department shortly after 2PM to list its help in locating the inmate.

Law enforcement officials are calling it an escape.

Horse Fork Creek Park is a water park that opened in June.