Escaped Inmate Captured Behind School

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(Perry Johnson)

(Perry Johnson)

(Perry Johnson)

BEDFORD HEIGHTS, Ohio — An inmate who assaulted a corrections officer then escaped from the Bedford Heights jail facility through a side door only had about 59 minutes of temporary freedom before other officers and a K-9 unit captured him.

According to Police Chief Michael Marotta, the incident happened Monday around 6:15 a.m.  The unidentified inmate was apprehended at 7:14 a.m.

Perry Johnson, 21, was accused of bank robbery and was being held at the jail for the U.S. Marshals Office.  He was found about 300 yards from the jail in a wooded area behind the middle school track and was captured without incident.

The corrections officer was struck several times in the struggle.  She was taken to the hospital to be treated for unknown injuries.