The Latest: 4th Ohio escapee arrested in North Carolina

CARY, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on 4 inmates who escaped an Ohio jail (all times local):

2:45 p.m.

An Ohio sheriff reports the last of four inmates who escaped his county’s jail has been captured in North Carolina.

Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin says Lawrence R. Lee III was taken into custody by police in Durham, North Carolina. No details were immediately released.

The other three were captured without incident early Monday morning in Cary, North Carolina. Authorities said the four inmates overpowered two female corrections officers and escaped early Sunday.

Lee had gotten away at the time the other three were arrested.


5:05 a.m.

Three of four inmates who authorities say overpowered two female corrections officers and escaped from an Ohio county jail have been caught in North Carolina.

A release from Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin in Ohio says the three men — Brynn K. Martin, Christopher M. Clemente and Troy R. McDaniel Jr. — were taken into custody in Cary, North Carolina, around 2 a.m. Monday. That’s a little over a day after the men escaped the Gallipolis (gal-uh-puh-LEES’) jail Sunday.

The fourth inmate, Lawrence R. Lee III, is believed to have accompanied the other three, but fled from authorities at the time of the arrests.

A Cary police release says the three men were “captured without incident” and are awaiting extradition to Ohio.

Cary is around 370 miles (595 kilometers) southeast of Gallipolis.

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