Sheriff: 1 inmate recaptured after 2 escape from Community Corrections Center in Warren County

Missing Warren County inmates
Posted at 5:46 AM, Dec 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-28 16:31:06-05

TURTLECREEK TOWNSHIP, Ohio — One inmate has been recaptured after two inmates escaped from the Community Correctional Center in Friday.

They broke a window with a chair to escape the secure facility, which is not connected with the sheriff's office or Warren County Jail, deputies said.

Deputies were notified about the escaped inmates within three hours of each other. Deputies received the first call at about 12:30 a.m. According to a news release, Logan Michael Lee Fithen, 23, escaped from the Community Corrections Center on State Route 63 in Turtlecreek Township. Fithen was sentenced for felony drug charges in Clermont County.

Authorities caught Fithen near Senate Drive and State Route 63 in Monroe at about 3:30 p.m., deputies said. He's now being held in the Warren County Jail.

Employees at Community Corrections, which is affiliated with the Talbert House, noticed a second missing inmate at 3 a.m. James Warren Adams III, 34, was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt with "CCC" on the back and khaki pants. He was sentenced for felony drug charges in Warren County.

Saylor tells WCPO it appears Fithen and Adams left at the same time, but it's unclear if they are together. The two inmates were held in different parts of the facility. It's unclear how they escaped, Saylor said.

Escape charges will be filed against both inmates, according to the sheriff's office.

Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to call the Warren County Sheriff’s Office at 513-695-1280 or the Warren County Communications Center at 513-695-2525.