Prison escapees from Kentucky arrested in Ohio

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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. 

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