July 20, 2023

Inmate who escaped during fire drill indicted


By Mac Cordell, Marysville J-T Reporter

An escaped inmate and his alleged accomplice have been indicted.

The Union County Grand Jury has indicted Matthew I. McKenzie and Zachary Ray Smith.

McKenzie, 34, whose court-listed address is the Tri-County Regional Jail in Mechanicsburg, is charged with one count of escape.

Smith, 35, whose court-listed address is the Multi-County Correctional Center in Marion, is charged with one count of complicity in the commission of an offense.

According to court documents, in the early morning hours of June 25, deputies from the Union County Sheriff’s Office responded to West Central Community Correctional detention facilit…

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