Morrow County inmate escapes, quickly recaptured

Local News

MT. GILEAD, Ohio (WCMH) — An inmate who escaped from the Morrow County Correctional Facility Tuesday afternoon was back in custody a short time later after a pursuit.

According to the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, the inmate, identified as Zebadiah Eggers, escaped from the facility at approximately 7:25 p.m.

The sheriff’s office received a call from a resident on Township Road 103 in regards to a suspicious man walking down the road asking to use a phone.

When deputies arrived in the area, there were able to determine someone had given Eggers a ride, not knowing he had escaped from the facility.

At approximately 8 p.m., deputies were able to track down the person who gave Eggers a ride at a Kroger’s supermarket, where the person stopped to get gas.

While getting gas, Eggers allegedly got out of the vehicle and jumped into another occupied vehicle.

After a short pursuit, Eggers was taken into custody by deputies.

Officials are continuing to investigate the matter.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

NBC4 Jobs

Trending on

Today's Central OH Forecast

More Forecast

Don't Miss


Storm Team 4 on Alexa