Captured: Murderer with ties to Cuyahoga County caught after prison escape
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.
John Modie was captured without incident in Nelsonville by a joint task force at 10:50pm. Additional details are not currently available.
— Ohio DRC (@DRCOhio) March 29, 2016
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.