Ohio Jail escapee captured in New York

Staling Santos-Reyes

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.

READ MORE: Nationwide search underway for escaped inmate in Champaign County

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.

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