ASHLAND COUNTY, Ohio (WCMH) — Two escapees from Kentucky and another person are in custody after a pursuit that lasted nearly 100 miles.
According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, police agencies were given a notice to be on the lookout for two escaped prison inmates from Lewis County, Kentucky.
Around 8:45pm, a Franklin County deputy spotted a stolen car believed to be driven by the suspects in the area of Morse Road and Karl Road. The vehicle got onto I-71 north and a pursuit started.
The pursuit continued along I-71 through Delaware, Morrow, Richland and Wood Counties. The suspect vehicle was stopped near exit 185 in Ashland, Ohio.
All three occupants of the car were captured, according to the sheriff’s office.
We were advised tonight of two escaped prisoners from Ky traveling through our county. An FCSO K9 observed them and a pursuit ensued into Ashland County where a foot pursuit followed. Our deputies have taken Paul Napier into custody. One suspect still at large. pic.twitter.com/wbbIWKC734— Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (@OHFCSO) December 21, 2018
Escapee #2, Brandon Long, has been captured. All suspects in this incident are now in custody including a female driver. Sheriff Baldwin monitored the incident from home and gave everyone a well deserved “Thank you & great job” over the radio.— Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (@OHFCSO) December 21, 2018