Bradley Gillespie escapes from prison in Lima, Ohio

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LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two inmates escaped from prison in ohio Four employees are on leave as the search continues for an inmate who hid in a trash can and escaped earlier this week.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections determined Friday afternoon that investigators determined that James Lee, 47, and Bradley Gillespie, 50, left the Allen/Oakwood Correctional Facility in Lima “after hiding in a trash can.” announced.

Officials said one and three prison officers were on paid leave, and similar measures could be taken for other officers as the ministry’s internal investigation continues. . A criminal investigation by the Ohio Highway Patrol continues.

Gillespie has been in prison on murder charges since 2016 and remains at large. Lee, who is serving a sentence for robbery and safe-breaking in 2021, was released early Wednesday morning after a chase of a stolen car believed to contain the men ended up in a crash and a foot chase in Kentucky. Authorities said he was arrested.

James Lee and Brad Gillespie. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections)

James Lee, 47, was apprehended at the scene, while Bradley Gillespie, 50, remained at large.

the two men there was a missing report Lee’s absence was discovered Tuesday during an 11 a.m. prisoner count, and an emergency count found Gillespie missing as well. Authorities said the two men were last seen on surveillance cameras at the facility shortly after 8:40 a.m. on Monday.

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