Jefferson County Authorities Search for Escaped Inmate


 The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department is searching for an inmate who escaped from the Eastern Ohio Correction Center on Tuesday evening.

The Corrections Center said Brandon Westfall walked away from a work detail at 5:07 p.m. Police were notified minutes later at 5:10 p.m.

Westfall was in the Corrections Center for Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, and had been serving time for 78 days. He was currently taking classes entitled Thinking for a Change, Commitment to Change, and Victim Impact.

He was still on the run as of 4:45 am Wednesday.

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