Five inmates escape from Ohio correctional facility

Five inmates broke out of a first-floor window earlier this week to escape from an Ohio correctional facility, Canton police said.

The escape from the Stark Regional Community Corrections Center, which is in Louisville just east of Canton, occurred between 8:45 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to a Canton police report.

Jaden Miller, Jason Drake, Joshua Bingham, Michael Fisher and Vincent Blanc fled through the window, NBC affiliate WKYC of Cleveland reported.

The Stark Regional Community Corrections Center is a “community-based adult correctional facility,” according to its website.

The center is an alternative to prison for eligible lower-level felons, the Canton Repository newspaper reports

Most of the escaped inmates were being held on drug convictions. However, Miller was convicted of having weapons under disability and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and Drake was sentenced for burglary, according to the newspaper.

Police are asking for the public’s help but say that no one should try and approach the suspects.

Canton is a city of around 73,000 in Stark County south of Akron.

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