Final SEPTA escapee captured by Delaware, Ohio police

Troy Brandon Tyler Byrd, age 29

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – The last of three inmates who escaped a southern Ohio correctional facility is now in custody.

Troy Brandon Tyler Byrd, age 29 was arrested Tuesday by City of Delaware police. Byrd was sentenced to SEPTA Correctional Facility from Champaign County on charges of Possession of Heroin.

According to Delaware police, Byrd was recognized as a passenger in a vehicle near the Dollar General store on London Road around 6:30pm.

Police attempted to stop the car, but the driver continued driving on London Road and US 42 South, according to police. The pursuit reached speeds of 60 miles per hour and ended inside Union County near the US 42 and US 33 interchange.

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers, and deputies from the Union County Sheriff’s Office all assisted with the pursuit.

Byrd was taken to the Delaware County Jail to await arraignment. The driver of the car is being questioned by police.

Byrd escaped from the SEPTA Correctional Facility on April 1 around 7:35 pm. Two other inmates, David G. Skeens and Justin Delano Stanley went missing the night before.

Skeens was arrested by Heath police Sunday morning. Police said he was hiding at Starlight Hotel, at 1342 Hebron Road in Heath, with a woman. He cooperated and was arrested without incident.

Stanley, age 25, was arrested in Newark Monday afternoon. He was sentenced to SEPTA Correctional Facility from Fairfield County on charges of Burglary.

Police have charged the alleged driver of the car, 38-year-old Jamie Victoria Jarrett of Columbus, with obstructing justice and failure to comply with police order.

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