Sheriff: One Inmate Captured, Second Still On The Loose

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Brandon Bokar, 18, (left) has been arrested by authorities in Lorain County. He and Brian Long, 25, (right) walked away from a minimum security correctional facility on Sunday night.

ELYRIA, Ohio — One of the two inmates who walked away from a minimum security correctional facility on Sunday night has been captured.

According to Capt. Jim Drozdowski with the Lorain County Sheriff’s Department, Brandon Bokar, 18, was arrested on Monday afternoon around 12:30 p.m.

Drozdowski says that Bokar was taken into custody in the area of West River Road in Elyria.

Arrest warrants had been issued for Bokar and Brian Long, 25, after the two men walked away from the Lorain/Medina Community Based Correctional Facility after taking out the trash around 10:00 p.m. Sunday night.

According to Don Nickerson, Operations Manager at the correctional facility, the staff became aware of the escape within moments and contacted the Lorain County Sheriff.

Drozdowski says a search was conducted of the area with police dogs but the men could not be found.

Drozdowski says the facility from which the men escaped is a minimum security facility providing rehabilitation and treatment services to non-violent felony offenders.

Long, of Columbia Station, remains on the loose. He was sentenced to the facility on May 22, 2012 on a failure to comply conviction.

Bokar was sentenced to the facility on June 26, 2012 on a robbery conviction.

Bokar is currently being housed at the Lorain County jail.

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