Manhunt underway for ‘very dangerous’ escaped Ohio inmate

Brandon Powell

PAULDING COUNTY, OH (WANE)  Police are looking for an inmate who managed to overpower a deputy and take his gun while being transported to the Paulding County Jail from a mental facility in Toledo at around noon Friday.

Brandon Powell, 32, is considered very dangerous and took off from an area near the intersection of Roads 133 and 176 according to Paulding County Sheriff Jason K. Landers.

An active manhunt is underway and anyone seeing Powell should not approach him and instead should call 911 immediately.  Powell was last known to be wearing light colored clothing.  He has dark hair and a stubbled beard.

Paulding County residents are asked to refrain from calling 911 for anything but emergencies while the manhunt is underway.  Several roads have been closed by police. 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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