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Escaped Ohio Murder Found Dead in Kentucky


Kentucky – Two men escaped custody from Allen-Oakwood Correctional Institution in Lima, Ohio, one was captured, and the other the more dangerous one has been on the loose since 5/24/23

James Lee – 47 years old. Male, brown hair, blue eyes, 300 pounds and Bradley Gillespie – 50 years old, male, bald, blue eyes, 200 pounds. Lee was in prison for safecracking, but Gillespie was in prison for murder, breaking and entering, theft, assault, possession of drugs, escape, forgery, receiving stolen property, weapons offenses, and burglary.

Law enforcement updated the public last week they had cornered the inmates in Henderson Kentucky after finding them driving a stolen car out of Ohio. The Officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and it attempted to flee. Officers pursued the vehicle until it wrecked on Camaro Drive where the two occupants fled on foot. James Marion Lee was arrested. The other suspect, Bradley Gillespie, was not apprehended.

Since then the police department in the area has been on high alert searching for the man, but did not. Today the Police department reported that Gillespie was found dead in the river. According to a press release the department said that body was found floating in the river, and police suspect that the man attempted to cross the river and possibly drown or died from the injuries from the crash. Those answers will be uncovered after an autopsy.