June 29, 2023

West Central inmate escapes, is recaptured after pursuit


By Kayleen Petrovia. Marysville J-T Reporter

A West Central inmate was apprehended following a pursuit Sunday after he escaped from the facility Saturday.

Matthew I. McKenzie, 34, of Sidney was charged with one count of escape, a felony of the third degree, following the incident. He was being held at the Tri-County Regional Jail Tuesday.

According to reports from the Union County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were sent to West Central Community Correctional Facility, 18200 Route 4, at 2:53 a.m. Sunday in reference to an inmate who officials believe escaped on Saturday.

UCSO Chief Deputy Tom Morgan said West Central officials realized McKenzie escaped following a headcount at 2…

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