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Inmate who escaped from a private ambulance in Medina has been captured by authorities

Posted at 8:49 PM, Jul 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-23 06:30:18-04

An inmate who escaped from a private ambulance while being transported by the Medina County Sheriff's Office on Sunday has been captured by authorities.

According to a representative from the Cleveland Clinic, the inmate was being transported by the sheriff’s department to the hospital by a private ambulance when he somehow escaped.

It's unclear at this time where and when he was captured.

Medina County Sheriff's Department has released the name of the inmate as Joshua Bragg, 22 of Medina.  

According to authorities, Bragg was being transported from the Cleveland Clinic hospital in Medina to Akron General at 5:40 p.m. when he fled from the private ambulance. 

Bragg was on a medical furlough during the time of his escape and was not in the custody of the sheriff's department.  The department could not immediately say why Bragg was issued a furlough or what he was being treated and transported for. 

Bragg was charged with possession of cocaine in Medina County on February 5th but was not indicted on the charge until June 27th. 

Medina County Sheriff's Department, along with Medina police, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Montville County Sheriff's Department and Montville police were searching the area around the hospital for the inmate. K9 units and drones were used in the search.

The hospital is located at 1000 East Washington Street in Medina.