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One inmate captured, another still at large after Lima prison escape

A composite image of two mug shots of inmates
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
Inmates Bradley Gillespie, 50, left, and James Lee, 47, escaped from the Allen/Oakwood Correctional Institute in Lima on Tuesday.

Original story updated May 24 at 7:18 a.m.

One of the two inmates who escaped from a Lima prison has been captured, while another remained at large Wednesday morning.

Bradley Gillespie, 50, was serving a sentence for murder, and James Lee, 47, was serving time for burglary, breaking and entering, and safecracking. The Allen County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday morning that Lee was apprehended in Kentucky.

The two men escaped from the Allen-Oakwood Correctional Institution in Lima on Tuesday, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.

ODRC has not said how the men escaped from the facility.

State prison officials say Gillespie is 6-feet tall and weighs 200 pounds.

Anyone with information about their whereabouts can call the Ohio State Highway Patrol Findlay Post at (419) 423-1414.

Allie Vugrincic has been a radio reporter at WOSU 89.7 NPR News since March 2023.