NEW YORK (WDTN) – A man who escaped from a Champaign County jail was recaptured Wednesday, according to officials at the Tri-County Jail.
Staling Santos-Reyes escaped from the Tri-County Jail in April and a nationwide search was launched.
According to jail staff, Santos-Reyes fled the facility Thursday around 5:30 p.m. April 27. Officials said Santos-Reyes was assigned to a work detail in their kitchen. When he went to take out the trash, he ran from correctional officers, hopped a fence and kept going.
Officials believe he was headed in the direction of a creek bed in close proximity to the detention center in Mechanicsburg.
Jail records revealed Santos-Reyes was arrested in February on drug possession charges in Madison County and is awaiting trial.