NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio police say a man facing drug charges has been captured 24 hours after he escaped from jail.
Police say 24-year-old Richard Rush III was found Thursday after officers received a tip he was staying in a vacant house in Nelsonville. His girlfriend, Samantha Milliken, was also arrested. Milliken is facing charges for obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting a wanted fugitive.
Rush escaped from the SEPTA Correctional Facility in Nelsonville Wednesday by climbing over a fence topped with razor wire. He was in jail for third-degree felony drug possession.
Reports show Rush is the seventh inmate to escape from the jail since September. Officials say they are planning safety upgrades at the facility.