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2 inmates escape from Lorain/Medina Community Based Correctional Facility Wednesday night

If seen, deputies advise to not come into contact with the inmates. Instead, contact local authorities.
Escaped Lorain County Inmates
Posted at 11:40 PM, Dec 07, 2022

ELYRIA, Ohio — Two inmates at the Lorain/Medina Community Based Correctional Facility broke a window and escaped on Wednesday night, according to a news release from the Lorain County Sheriff's Office.

Around 6:30 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the facility located on Murray Ridge Road, the release said. Upon an investigation, inmates Steven A. Carpenter and Johnny L. Brooks Jr. were able to break a window and escape.

The two inmates were last seen running on foot and heading southeast.

Carpenter is 5-feet-6-inches tall and weighs 140 pounds with short brown hair and brown eyes, authorities said. He may be wearing a black hoodie and dark-colored sweatpants. Carpenter also has a beard and a tattoo above his left eye.

Carpenter was incarcerated for burglary.

Brooks is described by authorities as 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He may be wearing a black hoodie and jeans. His last known address is in Wadsworth.

Brooks was incarcerated for possession of drugs.

If you see either of these inmates, deputies advise you to not make contact with them. Instead, contact your local law enforcement agency or the following:

  • Lorain Emergency Services at 440-244-0373
  • Lorain County Sheriff’s Office at 440-323-1212
  • Emergency 911

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