I-Team: U.S. Marshals say Cuyahoga County Jail escapee caught after going to former workplace

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The FOX 8 I-Team has learned the man who escaped from the Cuyahoga County Jail this week has been caught.

Ferdinand Torres-Vargas, 30, was put behind bars on charges including domestic violence.

The U.S. Marshals office said the suspect escaped Tuesday evening. Marshals tell the I-Team Torres-Vargas went to where he used to work in Brooklyn; they called Brooklyn police, and police called the Marshals. Brooklyn police took him into custody around noon Thursday.

The FOX 8 I-Team was the first to confirm the Cuyahoga County Jail was on lockdown Wednesday while corrections officers tried to find the suspect.

A  $2,500 reward had been offered.  US Marshal Pete Elliott  says someone will get that money for the tip.

Torres-Vargas is in the sheriff’s custody.

**Continuing coverage on the Cuyahoga County Jail**

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