Franklin County deputies capture escaped Kentucky inmates in Ashland County

Images of Paul Napier (left) and Brandon Long (right) provided by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.
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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said deputies captured two escaped Kentucky inmates in Ashland County Thursday night.

The sheriff's office received an alert around 7:40 p.m. to be on the lookout for Paul Napier and Brandon Long who were on the run from Lewis County, Kentucky.

Around 8:45 p.m., deputies spotted the car the inmates were reported to be traveling in near Morse Road and Karl Road.

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Law enforcement officers chased them on I-71 to an area north of Mansfield before having to chase them on foot.

The Lewis County Sheriff's office told WSAZ-TV Napier escaped the Lewis County Detention Center in Kentucky with Brandon Long around 3 p.m. Thursday.

A Lewis County spokesperson said the pair escaped through a side door at the jail while the power was out due to a nearby crash that damaged a utility pole.

Both inmates were initially locked up on burglary charges and were eligible for parole next year, the spokesperson said.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said the driver of the car, Amy Corns, was also taken into custody.

All three are now at the Franklin County Jail and are being held on warrants from Kentucky.

Charges related to the chase and capture in Ohio are pending, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

Photos of Paul Napier (left) and Brandon Long (right) after they were captured by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office on Dec. 20, 2018
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