Escaped inmate recaptured in Delaware County

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DELAWARE, OH (WCMH) — The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says an inmate who escaped from a Columbus healthcare facility was taken into custody, Sunday.

Robert Gardner, 47, was captured “after deputies received a tip from a citizen who recognized Gardner walking near the Polaris Mall area,” the DCSO said Sunday. Gardner was arrested without incident near the intersection of Polaris and Lyra Drive.

The DCSO says he was in possession of a handgun when arrested.

According to a criminal complaint, Gardner had broken the window in his bedroom to escape.Keep checking for real-time updates on this story. To get alerts for breaking news, grab the free NBC4 News App for iPhone or Android. You can also sign up for email alerts.

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