State And Regional

‘I don’t want anything bad to happen;’ Daughter of escaped Lima inmate asks dad to turn self in

LIMA — The daughter of an escaped inmate from Lima posted a video on social media pleading for her father to turn himself in.

“I want you in my life, I want you in my wedding, I don’t want anything bad to happen, so if you could please just turn yourself in before anyone gets hurt, I would appreciate it. We want you safe, we want you back, we don’t want nothing bad to happen to you,” she said.

Bradley Gillespie has been on the run since Tuesday when he and James Lee escaped from Allen/Oakwood Correctional Institution in Lima.

Gillespie was serving time for a 2016 murder conviction.

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It was determined they exited the prison after concealing themselves in a dumpster, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction.

Ohio State Highway Patrol was later informed Tuesday evening that the two were believed to be driving a Mercury Capri stolen out of Auglaize County, according to a media release.

The chase ended with Lee in custody but Gillespie ran from officers.

Police believe Gillespie is near Henderson, Kentucky where the chase ended.

Investigators are offering $21,000 for information that leads to Gillespie’s capture.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the OSHP Findlay Patrol Post at 419-423-1414 or the United State Marshal Service at 1-866-4WANTED.