OH inmate captured after walking away from garage

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — The state prisons department says an inmate has been captured after walking away from his work assignment as an auto mechanic at a southwest Ohio prison.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says Stephen Ramey was taken into custody about 7:30 Tuesday night. Authorities had said he was last seen at the garage of the Lebanon Correctional Institution shortly before noon Tuesday.

The garage, where state vehicles are repaired, is outside the prison's security perimeter in a minimum-security camp. State prison officials say 35-year-old Ramey was taken into custody about three miles from the garage.

The state says Ramey was admitted to prison in March on a one-year sentence for a burglary conviction out of Montgomery County and was scheduled for release in January.

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