Inmate skips the dentist, is caught a few hours later

Melissa Rae Helton missing from the Warren County Jail. (Photo/Warren County Sheriff's Office)
Melissa Rae Helton missing from the Warren County Jail. (Photo/Warren County Sheriff's Office)

LEBANON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Warren County jail inmate who never returned from an approved furlough has been found.

Deputies said Melissa Rae Helton was allowed out of the Warren County Jail Tuesday for a dental appointment, but she did not return.

They said she never attended her appointment and was picked up by a Hamilton County deputy sheriff around 6 p.m.

Helton was being held on two counts of felony drug possession.

She is now facing an additional charge of escape.

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