Search underway for STOP program escapees in Dayton 

Published: Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 2:32 PM

Authorities are searching for at least three female inmates who escaped from the Montgomery County STOP facility Saturday afternoon. 

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Initial reports indicate the three women escaped around 1:40 p.m. from the facility at 1901 S. Gettysburg Ave. in Dayton.

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The Secure Transitional Offender Program is a drug and alcohol intervention program, according to is website. 

Many of the men and women in the STOP program have already failed lighter sentences involving treatment, and a judge decided they needed intensive intervention in a locked-down setting managed by the county.

Neither the women’s names, nor their descriptions were immediately released. 

Authorities and a K-9 unit are in the area of South Gettysburg Avenue and Nicholas Road attempting to locate the individuals. 

We’ll continue to update this developing story.