Captured: Murderer with ties to Cuyahoga County caught after prison escape

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(Photo Credit: Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections)

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — A convicted murderer with ties to Cuyahoga County who escaped from an Ohio prison over the weekend has been captured.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction tweeted late Monday that a joint task force captured John Modie, 58, without incident at 10:50 p.m. in Nelsonville.

WBNS reports that Modie was captured at a gas station.

Modie was reported missing during a prisoner count Sunday night at the Hocking Unit of the Southeastern Correctional Complex in Nelsonville. A search of the prison confirmed he had escaped.

Modie was serving a 15 years to life sentence after being convicted of robbery, murder and escape in Cuyahoga County.

Read more.