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Escaped Prisoner in Custody

Story By: Lauren Artino



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UPDATE: According to the Ashland County Sheriff's Office, Ashland PD & Fugitive Task Force has received information that Jeremy Williamson was apprehended at 3:30pm at a Speedway in Lexington, KY. He was found in a black Chevy pickup from Ashland, Ohio.

Investigators are currently conducting interviews to determine how inmate Williamson got the vehicle. He is currently being held at the Lexington Kentucky Detention Center.


Ashland County Sheriff's Office had issued a warrant for the arrest of Jeremy M Williamson after he walked out of Ashland County Jail this morning. At approximately 6:20 AM, Williamson escaped by claiming he was to be released for community service. He changed his clothing from a green prison uniform to community service blue pants and a white t-shirt. Captain David Blake of the Ashland County Sheriff's Department spoke with reporter Lauren Artino Captain Blake says they realized the error an hour later, around 7:15. Williamson was arrested and placed in jail on September 17th for a charge of tampering with evidence-a fourth degree felony. He now faces another charge, third degree felony for escaping from a detention facility. The Ashland County Sheriff's Office, Ashland P-D, Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Fugitive Task Force coordinated efforts searching for him.

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