February 9, 2016

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UPDATED: Authorities seeking escapee from correctional facility

Gregory Lee Tillman

ELYRIA — The man who escaped the Lorain Medina Community-Based Correctional Facility on Tuesday night was on the verge of being sent back before a judge for further sentencing. Lorain County Sheriff’s deputies responded about 9:10 p.m. to the minimum-security facility at 9892 Murray Ridge Road after receiving a report that Gregory Lee Tillman, 29, had broken a Read More…

UPDATED: Prisoner who escaped moving Lorain police cruiser on I-90 captured

Alan Wharton

A handcuffed prisoner who police said managed to escape from a moving Lorain police cruiser enjoyed only a few hours of freedom Wednesday before he was recaptured. Alan Wharton, who allegedly kicked out the rear window of the cruiser on Interstate 90 around 4 p.m. Wednesday to make his escape, turned himself in to police Read More…

Elyria firefighters train downtown on new escape tactic

Elyria firefighter James Roth bails out the third-story window of a Broad Street building during training Tuesday.

An investment of less than $20,000 will change the way Elyria firefighters escape fires, and training that took place Tuesday showed how going out a window is sometimes the best option. Fire Chief Richard Benton said the department purchased a new bailout system for firefighters that allow rappelling apparatus to be attached to turnout gear. Read More…

WATCH: Handcuffed Lorain inmate escapes briefly from city jail

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LORAIN – A Lorain inmate still bound in handcuffs made a brief bid for freedom Thursday from the city jail. Alexis Castillo, 31, who was being held on an armed robbery charge, was issued an additional escape charge on Thursday after he tried to run from police. Around 5 p.m. Thursday, Lorain Police Officer Rich Read More…