Ohio – In an update from law enforcement on Wednesday, one of the two inmates who made a daring escape from an Ohio prison has been captured, while the other remains on the loose. The still at-large prisoner is a convicted murderer.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced on social media that 47-year-old James Lee, a prisoner convicted of crimes including burglary and breaking and entering, was apprehended in Kentucky. The specifics of Lee’s criminal record have been verified by online data.
As of the early morning hours, around 7:45 a.m. ET, Bradley Gillespie, 50, continues to evade the authorities.
Lee and Gillespie were inmates at the Allen Correctional Institution in Lima, located approximately 90 miles northwest of Columbus. Their escape took place on Tuesday, as confirmed by the United States Marshals Service Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force.
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A 2016 murder conviction
Convicted in 2016 for murder, Gillespie is currently serving his sentence, as per the information provided by the U.S. Marshals.
Authorities have provided a description of the at-large convict, Gillespie, detailing him as a bald, blue-eyed male with a weight around 200 pounds.
Reward offered for info leading to Gillespie’s arrest
Authorities have issued a warning regarding Gillespie, emphasizing his potential danger and advising the public against attempting to approach him.
The U.S. Marshals and state troopers are collectively offering a substantial reward of $21,000 for any information that could lead to Gillespie’s apprehension.
The public is urged to contact emergency services via 911 if they spot the fugitive.