Ohio Prison Escape: Three Inmates Captured in North Carolina, Police Hunting Fourth Prisoner Lawrence Lee

Three "extremely dangerous" escapees from an Ohio jail were caught in North Carolina Monday morning after they broke out Sunday, but a fourth is still on the run.

The Gallia County Sheriff's Office of Ohio said in a statement posted to Facebook this morning that three of four men who overpowered two female corrections officers with a homemade weapon and escaped Gallia County Jail on September 29 had been apprehended.

The Associated Press has reported that the trio were "captured without incident,'' according to a statement from the Cary Police Department in North Carolina, which also said that the fourth and unfound escapee was "not believed to be a danger" despite warning the public against approaching him.

Brynn K. Martin, 40, Christ M. Clemente, 24, and Troy McDaniel Jr., 30, were caught in North Carolina, and now face extradition to Ohio, according to The Associated Press.

Lawrence R. Lee III, 29, is the inmate who has yet to be detained. The Gallia County Sheriff's Office said he was being held on charges of identity fraud, obstructing official business, and assault.

Martin was being held on felony charges that included breaking and entering and receiving stolen property while McDaniel Jr. was charged with failure to appear from a court. Clemente was held on two felony charges, both of which were indictments for complicity to trafficking in drugs.

Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin said in a statement on Facebook: "At approximately 2:00 a.m. on Monday, September 30, 2019, investigators were able to develop information which has led to the successful apprehension of three of the four males who escaped custody from the Gallia County Jail."

He later added: "Investigators have worked continuously throughout the day and night since the incident occurred to follow up on tips and develop information which has led to the captures. I would like to say a special thanks to all of the agencies who have been instrumental in assisting us in this investigation."

The four inmates escaped Gallia County Jail in the very early hours of Sunday morning, according to local authorities, which added that they overpowered two female corrections officers with a "homemade weapon" before opening a secured door.

The Gallia County Sheriff's Office has also said the inmates were assisted in their escape by "at least one individual on the outside".

Cary police told AP they caught three of the four inmates with the help of the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the Wake County Sheriff's Office and Raleigh police.

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