CLEVELAND — Ferdinand Torres-Vargas, the inmate who escaped custody from the Cuyahoga County Jail, has been caught by authorities, according to a county official.
Vargas was apprehended at around noon Thursday by Brooklyn police after a tip came into the hotline, according to a news release from the county. He is in the custody of the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office. The $2,500 reward will be paid.
Torres-Vargas, 30, escaped from custody sometime Tuesday evening, prompting the jail to go into lockdown for an emergency head count.
Torres-Vargas was indicted in May on two counts of domestic violence and one count of disrupting public service, according to court records. The details of how Torres-Vargas escaped are not being released by the county.
U.S. Marshals and deputies from the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department searched neighborhoods looking for Torres-Vargas.