WAPAKONETA, Ohio (WDTN) — An Ohio man who escaped the Auglaize County Jail in Wapakoneta was back in custody Sunday.
According to the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement was looking for Brendan Reed, 30, who escaped Saturday (May 13) around 12:30 p.m. He was last seen just south of the office, near the Wapakoneta Water Treatment Plant.
Authorities say he left by forcing open a locked door and fled from the the jail.
Originally, he was being held on a drug violation, the sheriff’s office said.
The sheriff’s office said Reed was back in custody Sunday morning after someone called law enforcement saying they saw a male wearing a yellow jumpsuit in a neighbor’s backyard.
A few minutes later, police received another phone call saying a male wearing a yellow jumpsuit was walking near the railroad tracks in St. Marys. Authorities got to the scene, found Reed and apprehended him, the sheriff’s office said.
“This is a perfect example of neighbors looking out for neighbors, calling immediately to notify law enforcement and ‘See Something, Say Something,'” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.