2 Indiana jail escapees apprehended in Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two escapees from an Indiana jail have been found in Ohio four days after they were discovered missing and have been taken into custody without incident.

Indiana authorities said Tuesday that Dayton police in Ohio apprehended 39-year-old Chadwick Heath and 27-year-old Michael Roberts at a city address after receiving an anonymous tip. They didn’t specify the location.

The inmates were taken to a county jail in Dayton, where Roberts was being held on Ohio charges and Heath was awaiting extradition to Indiana.

Before their escape Friday from the jail in Connersville, Indiana, Roberts was being held on burglary and theft charges and Heath on drug-dealing charges. WLWT reported that officials suspect the two men spent weeks carving through stone wall to break out, then stole a truck.

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