SEPTA Correctional Facility escapee caught in Nelsonville

Booking photo: Richard Rush III

NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WCMH)– Authorities have captured for an inmate who escaped from the SEPTA Correctional Facility Wednesday.

Police received a tip that Richard Paul Rush III was in a vacant house on Madison Street in Nelsonville. Police arrested him a short time later.

Rush was treated at the scene for minor injuries suffered during his escape.

Rush’s girlfriend, Samantha Milliken, was arrested and charged with obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting a wanted fugitive. Police said she was with Rush at the time of his arrest.

The Nelsonville Police Department says he was originally charged with a third-degree felony for drug possession. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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