This combination of undated images provided by the Gallia County Sheriff's Office shows from left to right, Brynn Martin, Christopher Clemente, Troy McDaniel Jr. and Lawrence Lee III. Three of the four inmates who overpowered two female corrections officers and escaped from an Ohio county jail on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, were caught in North Carolina Monday, Sept. 30. The overcrowded Ohio county jail where the inmates escaped has been repeatedly cited by state inspectors for its lack of a security perimeter, broken security cameras, no two-way radio system and the failure by administrators to show whether corrections officers conducted contraband searches or performed daily counts of inmates. (Gallia County Sheriff's Office via AP)

3 of 4 escapees from Ohio jail arrested in North Carolina

September 30, 2019 - 5:06 am

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Three of four inmates who authorities say overpowered two female corrections officers and escaped from an Ohio county jail have been caught in North Carolina.

A release from Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin in Ohio says the three men — Brynn K. Martin, Christopher M. Clemente and Troy R. McDaniel Jr. — were taken into custody in Cary, North Carolina, around 2 a.m. Monday. That's a little over a day after the men escaped the Gallipolis (gal-uh-puh-LEES') jail Sunday.

The fourth inmate, Lawrence R. Lee III, is believed to have accompanied the other three, but fled from authorities at the time of the arrests.

A Cary police release says the three men were "captured without incident" and are awaiting extradition to Ohio.

Cary is around 370 miles (595 kilometers) southeast of Gallipolis.

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