Escaped Inmate Branden Powell Commits Suicide

  • 8/8/2017 8:46:32 AM
  • Larry Stine
  • Local News

PAULDING COUNTY, OH - The search is over for an escaped inmate in Ohio is over.

Fugitive Branden Powell was found Monday night and killed himself shortly after.

Officers located him in the basement crawl space of his parents' house in Paulding County.

Police said he refused to follow officer commands.

Powell, a rape suspect, was considered armed and dangerous after escaping from a prison transport van on Friday.

While shackled and handcuffed, he managed to overpower a deputy and steal his gun.

During the search, police expressed concern Powell was suicidal.

Hours after locating him, Powell died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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