ELYRIA — One prisoner has been arrested and another remained free Monday night after the two escaped Lorain/Medina Community Based Correctional Facility on Sunday night.
“They took the trash out and decided to keep walking,” Lorain County Sheriff’s Capt. James Drozdowski said.
He described the facility, which is next door to the Sheriff’s Office on Murray Ridge Road, as “very minimum security.”
Brendan Bokar was arrested at 12:26 p.m. Monday when officers said they found him at the Elyria Public Library’s West River Road branch. He was originally charged with robbery and was serving time at the facility.
Drozdowski identified the second prisoner as Brian Long, no age or address available. A BB pistol that one of the men is believed to have tossed, was seized by deputies, according to Chief Deputy Dennis Cavanaugh.
Deputies responded with a dog to look for the men at 10:15 p.m. Sunday, Drozdowski said.
The Sheriff’s Office issued warrants for Bokar’s and Long’s arrest Monday morning.
“It’s not the first time this has happened,” Drozdowski said. “Once they determine these people walked away, they call us.”
Drozdowski said Bokar was additionally charged with escape when arrested Monday, and Long faces the same charge.
Bokar, 18, of the 1900 block of Coventry Drive in Brunswick, was being held in lieu of a $2,500 bond late Monday.
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