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UPDATE: Fugitive captured National manhunt for Ohio prison escapee
Summit County victim is under protection
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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In The Region:
UPDATE: The AP is reporting that Myers was captured when he was recognized in a store in Ashland tonight and subdued.

A nationwide hunt continues for a Mogadore man believed to have escaped from the Mansfield Correctional Institution sometime Wednesday. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on the man who authorities are concerned  has a grudge against his victim and his lawyer.’

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A Summit County jury convicted James David Myers of Mogadore of stalking, rape and kidnapping after he followed a woman and attacked her in her home in July of 2010.

He was sentenced to Mansfield Correctional Institute where he turned 47 Wednesday. And according to the Ohio Highway Patrol, that’s the last time he was seen. He failed to show up at bed check.

State officials say his victim has been notified, and the Beacon Journal says she is under protection, according to county Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh.

The patrol’s Capt. Herb Homan of the Ohio Highway Patrol says anyone who spots Davis should contact officials.

Naturally anybody who you don’t know what they’re capable of poses a risk. The fact that he escaped from the institution would constitute a risk. So again, I would urge everybody to use caution. I can’t specificially tell you what that risk might be.”

The Beacon is reporting that Myers has consistently insisted he’s innocent, and blames his lawyer for poor representation, and accuses the woman of lying.

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