Saturday, February 16, 2019 Medina 26°
Advertisement

State News

Inmate in hot water: Police find escapee soaking in hot tub

  • Escaped-Inmate-Hot-Tub

    In this photo released by the Pike County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Charles S. Reader, right, and Interim Waverly Police Chief Dennis Crabtree apprehend an escaped inmate on Tuesday at an Ohio senior living community, in Waverly. The inmate is back in custody after being found soaking in a hot tub at the center, still wearing her yellow jail outfit. The Pike County Sheriff's Office says the 34-year-old woman fled while being booked on drug-possession charges Tuesday.

    PIKE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE VIA AP

Advertisement

WAVERLY — An escaped inmate is back in custody after being found soaking in a hot tub at an Ohio senior living community, still wearing her yellow jail outfit.

The Pike County Sheriff's Office says the 34-year-old woman fled while being booked on drug-possession charges Tuesday. She was captured by the sheriff and the local police chief several hours later when a 911 caller reported the woman sitting in the hot tub at a senior community's activity center in Waverly, roughly 60 miles south of Columbus.

Authorities haven't explained how or why the woman ended up there. A message seeking further comment was left Wednesday for the sheriff.

His office says the woman is being charged with felony escape in addition to the initial charges for alleged heroin possession.

Click to view comments
Advertisement
Advertisement
To Top

Fetching stories…