CARY, N.C. – Authorities say all four prisoners who escaped from a Galia County, Ohio, jail are now in custody.
At just before 2 p.m. Monday, the Gallia County sheriff posted to Facebook, “I am pleased to report that just a short while ago the fourth and final escapee, Lawrence R. Lee III was taken into custody by law enforcement officials in Durham, N.C. I would like to thank the hard working law enforcement professionals who have tirelessly dedicated themselves to providing an end to the search for these escapees. Additionally, I want to thank everyone who has shown support for my office and our law enforcement across this great nation. Everyday, our jobs become tougher and more dangerous. My staff and I appreciate your continued prayers and support as we continue to work hard for you every day.”
The other three inmates were arrested without incident around 2 a.m. Monday morning.
Officials said they received information that the vehicle the fugitives may have been driving was located in the parking lot of a Red Roof Inn in Cary.
According to police, three of the four inmates were inside the vehicle and did not resist arrest. Christopher Clemente, 24, Brynn Martin, 40 and Troy McDaniel, Jr., 30 are in jail in North Carolina and will have their first appearance Monday afternoon.
The fourth inmate, Lawrence Lee III, was later captured. Police performed an immediate search for Lee when they realized only three of the four fugitives were present.
As of Monday at 10 a.m. investigators said it was unclear if the fugitives had any connection to North Carolina.