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

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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.

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