Medina County inmate back in custody after escape during medical transport

MEDINA, Ohio -- The Medina County Sheriff's Office says an inmate who escaped during a medical transport is back in custody.

Joshua Bragg (Courtesy: Medina County Sheriff's Office)

Joshua Bragg, 22, was being transferred from Medina General Hospital to Akron General Hospital by private ambulance Sunday evening when he ran off, the Medina County Sheriff's Office said.

According to authorities, Bragg said to officials, "What are you going to do if I run?" and the officials responded, "Please don't."

Bragg then took off his seat belt and ran into the woods around 5:40 p.m. Sunday, officials said.

Bragg was in the Medina County jail for possession of cocaine.

The Medina County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Bragg was back in custody early Monday, but would not provide any information on where or how he was captured.