T.J. Lane, a remorseless killer who escaped from an Ohio prison where he was serving three life sentences for a school shooting, has been captured.
A 45-year-old inmate who escaped with Lane was captured just before 5:00 a.m.
Prison officials said the two were last seen around 8:00 p.m. on Thursday.
T.J. Lane, 19, is serving three life sentences for the 2012 shooting at Chardon High School. Three people were killed.
The second inmate, 45-year-old Clifford Opperud, is from the Carlisle area.
Prison officials say Lane scaled a fence during recreation time. He was found outside a church just 100 yards away.
Captain Gary Allen with Ohio State Patrol said, “I would have to say that the reason he didn’t get any farther than he was because of the immediate perimeter. With the help of the sheriff’s office and the troopers in the area, they were able to shut the perimeter down pretty quickly and that’s why he wasn’t able to get any further than he did.”
Opperud is serving a 15 year sentence for a home invasion robbery in Franklin Township in 2008.