Greene Co. Sheriff: Inmate who escaped jail captured


XENIA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff says an inmate escaped from the county jail’s outdoor recreation area with help from other inmates and was captured about a half-hour later.

Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer says inmate David Suarez broke straps at the bottom of a fence surrounding the recreation area on top of the jail in Xenia on Thursday. Fischer say Suarez went under the fence, down a fire escape and took off on a bicycle.

He was captured around 10 a.m. a few blocks from the jail.

Fischer says video shows other inmates keeping guards busy while Suarez escaped. Fischer says additional charges will be filed.

Defense attorney Travis Kane says Suarez’s sentencing on a drug-related conviction he’ll likely appeal is set for Friday.

He hadn’t yet talked with Suarez Thursday.