U.S. Marshals arrest last of 5 inmates who escaped Ohio facility

The five inmates are accused of breaking a first-floor window and escaping a correction center two weeks ago

Robin Goist
The Plain Dealer

CANTON, Ohio — With an arrest Thursday afternoon, all five inmates who escaped from a Canton correctional facility earlier this month are back in custody, the U.S. Marshal’s Service announced.

The U.S. Marshal’s Service Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force reported arresting Vincent Blanc, 24, on the 4400 block of Sherman Church Street SW in Canton.

Blanc and four others - Jaden Miller, 23, of Carrollton, Joshua Bingham, 36, of North Canton, Michael Fisher, 30, of Massillon, and Jason Drake, 39, of Waynesburg - are accused of breaking a first-floor window and escaping from the Stark County Regional Correction Center between the night of Feb. 10 and morning of Feb. 11.

Miller was arrested Feb. 12 in Carroll County by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Bingham was arrested Feb. 14 by the U.S. Marshal’s task force and Canton police, and Fisher was arrested Feb. 20 in Canton. Fisher is also accused of assaulting a Canton woman and stealing her cell phone and cash on Feb. 15. Drake was arrested late last week in Guernsey County.

“The city of Canton and the surrounding area is now safer with all five of these inmates back behind bars," U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said. “All law enforcement involved worked hard and worked quickly to get these suspects back behind bars.”

The correctional facility on Lesh Road houses adults convicted of low-level felonies in Stark, Holmes, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections. Inmates may be sentenced there as an alternative to a prison sentence, or in addition to prison time.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service
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