Inmate escapes from Adams Co. Detention Center

WEST UNION, OH (FOX19) - Police in Adams County are searching for an inmate who escaped from the detention center on Friday morning.

Louis Raymond Blythe was on work detail Friday when he stole a Ford Taurus and drove away.

The Sheriff's office says the car was found on Friday about a mile north of West Union, near Adams Lake.

They also say they found footprints leaving the car, heading towards a residence where they believe Blythe was picked up.

Blythe is a non-violent offender.

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