Escaped inmate captured in Cincinnati

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CINCINNATI (AP) – Authorities say they have captured an inmate who escaped from a southwest Ohio jail last week by tricking staff members and walking out.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office says 20-year-old Christopher Bowden was captured without incident Tuesday night at his sister’s Cincinnati apartment.

He’d been on the run and the subject of an intense manhunt since July 1 when he assumed the identity of another inmate and walked out. He’d been sentenced to 10 years in prison following a recent aggravated robbery conviction.

Deputies also arrested four people– including Bowden’s sister — and charged them with hiding Bowden, who now is facing escape charges.

Jail officials say they are reviewing policies and procedures that allowed Bowden to escape. 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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