Third inmate in custody following escape from Lebanon correctional facility

Glynis Thompson remains at large after he and two other inmates fled a Lebanon correctional facility early Wednesday, deputies say.
Published: Jul. 26, 2023 at 11:20 AM EDT
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LEBANON, Ohio (WXIX) - The Warren County Sheriff’s Office says all three inmates who escaped early Wednesday from a correctional facility in Lebanon are now in custody.

Glynis Thompson was the last of the trio to be taken into custody, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office said around 6:15 p.m.

Thompson was found sometime Wednesday evening in Middletown, the sheriff’s office explained.

Deputies say, Thompson and two other inmates “breached a window” and escaped on foot from the Community Correctional Center on State Route 63 around 1:40 a.m.

The two inmates who fled with Thompson were Cody Roberts and Dylan Howington, the Monroe Police Department said.

Around 2 a.m. Wednesday, Monroe police responded to Solid Rock Church.

“We had three officers respond,” explains Monroe officer Josh King. “The two patrol officers arrived first with the K-9 officer shortly behind them. As the two patrol officers were headed up to the buildings, our K-9 officer observed two people running across the fields to Union Road.”

Communications between officers at the scene and dispatchers claimed the two inmates were still wearing this jail clothing.

Roberts and Howington were arrested by Monroe police shortly after the escape and taken to the Warren County Jail, according to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

Although Thompson did not have any weapons when he escaped, the 37-year-old is considered dangerous and has active arrest warrants, as well as a history of violence, deputies said. They are uncertain of his access to weapons.

Thompson was charged with domestic violence and assault in 2015, according to a spokesperson for Talbert House. He was ordered to CCC as a condition of post-release control, Teri Nau said.

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