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Sheriff: Inmate on kitchen detail escapes Hamilton County Justice Center while taking out trash

The inmate was recaptured after a few hours on the run.
Inmate escapes from Hamilton County Jail
Posted at 9:49 AM, Jan 26, 2023

CINCINNATI — Tyrone Edwards is back in custody after he allegedly escaped from the Hamilton County Justice Center early Thursday morning.

Around 6 a.m. he escaped through an open delivery dock door while he was serving on a kitchen detail and was tasked with taking out the trash, Hamilton County Sherrif's Office PIO Kayla Woods said.

Edwards allegedly walked out the open delivery loading dock door and was not caught until around 9 a.m. He was in custody for a probation violation of breaking and entering with at $10,000 bond.

Law enforcement found him in the 1500 West North Bend in College Hill, Woods said.

According to court documents, Edwards attempted to evade being taken back into custody but was captured after getting bit by a sheriff's K9.

He appeared in court Friday morning and his bond was set at $50,000 onan escape charge.

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Hamilton County has a troubled past with escaped inmates. Last summer, 14 inmates escaped custody in Hamilton County in just two months.

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