Anonymous tip leads to capture of Ross County inmate who fled work detail

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (WCMH) — An inmate who walked away from a Ross County work detail earlier this month has been captured.

The Ross County Sheriff’s Office posted Tuesday that James E. Umphries II was taken into custody at a residence on Stone Road after an anonymous tip.

Umphries walked away from his work detail on April 2.

According to court records, Umphries is serving a six month sentence for misdemeanor theft.

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