The man convicted of setting the Franklin County Courthouse on fire in 1994 has escaped from a halfway house in Louisville.
Ted Spiegel, 36, was serving 33 years after being convicted of more than 60 counts of burglary, arson and unlawful transactions with a minor. His crime spree included burglarizing more than 30 local businesses and torching the courthouse and the Franklin County football field house.
According to the Department of Corrections, Spiegel escaped from Dismas Charities Portland halfway house in Louisville at around 3 p.m. Thursday.
He is described as 6 feet tall, 225 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Spiegel also has a tattoo of a rose and feathers on his upper right arm.
Spiegel was sentenced to 33 years in jail in 1995 and was serving the remainder of his sentence, six years and three months, at the halfway house, according to corrections officials.
Frankfort Police Maj. Fred Deaton said Spiegel had lived in Frankfort and could be a threat to public safety.
“Anyone who may have information on this escapee or who comes in contact with him should notify police immediately,” Deaton wrote in a press release.
Spiegel was last seen in Louisville.