XENIA — UPDATE @ 12:52 p.m.:
A Greene County Jail inmate, David Suarez, escaped the jail from the outdoor recreation area with the help of fellow inmates, Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer said.
Suarez broke the heavy-duty straps on the bottom of the fence surrounding the outdoor area located on top of the jail, Fischer said. Suarez crawled under the fence, went down a fire escape and grabbed a bicycle nearby, Fischer said.
He rode the bicycle down West Main Street and was spotted by coroner investigators near a McDonald’s just a couple of blocks away. The investigators reported Suarez, and he was captured in Xenia around 10 a.m. According to Fischer, there is video that show other inmates keeping guards busy as Suarez escaped.
Additional charges will be filed against Suarez and perhaps other inmates, Fischer said. The outdoor area is currently shut down.
UPDATE @10:10 a.m.:
The inmate that escaped the Greene County jail has reportedly been captured.
David Suarez, 33, was reportedly taken into custody on Beverly Place in Xenia.
UPDATE @ 9:50 a.m.:
Several law enforcement officers are searching for a man who was able to escape from the Greene County Jail Thursday morning, according to Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer.
The inmate, identified by Sheriff Fischer as David Suarez, 33, might have escaped during a recreational period at the jail around 9:30 a.m.
Suarez was last seen walking towards the post office in Xenia, however he has not been located by law enforcement.
According to jail records, Suarez was booked in the jail April 3 on 18 drug-related charges. He was one of four charged in an alleged meth-trafficking ring in Greene County, according to previous reports.
We’ll update this page as we learn more.
We’re working to learn more about a large police presence in Xenia near the Greene County Jail Thursday morning.
Police scanner traffic indicates an inmate was able to escape from the Greene County Jail, however, dispatchers would not confirm those reports.