by By Frank Lewis
PDT Staff Writer
Jeremy Hay’s escape from confinement was short-lived.
“They got some tips as to his location,” Scioto County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Todd Miller said. “They went out to a couple of different addresses in Wheelersburg where they met at 7 o’clock this (Wednesday) morning. They ended up locating him and capturing him without incident. He is in custody in our (Scioto County) jail now.”
Hay, 32, of 202 Firebrick Street in Oak Hill, Ohio, scaled the fence off the recreation yard at Star Community Justice Center Friday after a group session, and made his escape.
Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini said his office was contacted by Star Community Justice Center on Friday that an inmate sentenced out of Jackson County had escaped on foot round 3:39 p.m.
Donini said detectives received information of a possible location to find the suspect along with a suspect vehicle.
He said detectives along with deputies responded to Great Meadow Road in South Webster and checked an apartment for the suspect and was unable to locate him. Detectives were familiar with another location where he was known to stay, his mother’s house located at 1064 Bussey Rd. Upon arrival they observed the suspect’s vehicle parked in front of the apartment. Donini said after 15 minutes of negotiations with a family member through a locked door they were able to enter and detain the suspect without incident.
Hay was arrested and has been charged with one count of escape a felony of the third degree along with a parole holder out of Jackson County and is being held without bond. Hay will appear in Portsmouth Municipal Court Thursday morning.
Star Justice Center is a facility where people are sent in place of jail.
“Usually that is kind of an alternative to going to prison, going up there and completing that program,” Miller said. “He has failed the program. He’ll probably wind up here (Scioto County Jail) and then be sent to prison.”
Information was to be sent to the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office for review by a Scioto County grand jury.
Donini said the quick arrest was the result of the joint effort between his deputies and detectives. He said anyone with information regarding the case should contact detective Jodi Conkel at 740-351-1091. He said all calls will remain anonymous.
Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 252, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For breaking news, follow Frank on Twitter @FrankLewisPDT.
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