Escaped Inmate Located in Martins Ferry



Officers with the Martins Ferry Police Department located Gregory Leukanudos on Wednesday evening. He is being transported to the Belmont County Jail.


The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department is searching for an inmate who escaped from the Wintersville EOCC on Wednesday morning. 

Deputies are looking for 26-year-old Gregory Lekanudos, who was last known to live in Bridgeport, Ohio. 

Lekanudos was discovered missing at 8 a.m. during a headcount of inmates. 

He was last seen wearing a dark-colored hoodie, white shorts and spandex pants, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. 

His original charges were out of Belmont County. 

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