Ohio authorities seek walkaway jail inmate

LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — Ohio authorities are seeking a jail inmate who escaped after walking away from a job assignment.

Multiple media outlets report that prisoner Elias Ferrar escaped while working at a minimum-security facility Monday morning in Lancaster in southwest Ohio.

Ferrar was an inmate at Fairfield County Jail on charges of a probation violation and possession of drug instruments.

Ferrar, who was unloading a bread truck at the time, scaled a six-foot fence to escape.

Sheriff Dave Phelan says Ferrar is not considered dangerous.

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