Escaped Inmate Captured In Fayette County

Jeremiah Searles was being held on several charges, including a deviant sexual assault warrant from Missouri.(Photo: Fairfield County Sheriff's Office)
Jeremiah Searles was being held on several charges, including a deviant sexual assault warrant from Missouri.(Photo: Fairfield County Sheriff's Office)

A man who eluded authorities for three days after escaping from a Fairfield county work camp is back in police custody.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says 31-year-old Jeremiah Searles and two other people were arrested near Jeffersonville late Wednesday.

Searles was being held on several local charges and a deviant sexual assault charge from Missouri before he climbed a razor wire-covered fence at the Southeastern Correctional Institution outside Lancaster.

Authorities say they’re looking into whether a man charged with sexual assault should have been at the minimum-security facility.

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