US Marshals: $20K reward for arrest of ‘dangerous’ Allen County prison escapees
James Lee, convicted of burglary, and Bradley Gillespie, convicted of murder, escaped from a correctional institution in Lima. Call 911 immediately if you see them.
ALLEN COUNTY, Ohio — Authorities are searching for two people who escaped from a Lima, Ohio correctional facility Tuesday.
According to an Allen County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post, James Lee, 47, and Bradley Gillespie, 50, escaped from Allen-Oakwood Correctional Institution.
Gillespie is bald, has blue eyes and weighs 200 lbs. He was convicted of murdering two people in 2016.
James Lee, 47, left, and Bradley Gillespie, 50, right, have escaped from the Allen-Oakwood Correctional Institution. Call 911 if you see either man.
Lee has brown hair, blue eyes and is 300 lbs, authorities said. Per court documents, he was convicted on felony counts of Burglary, Breaking & Entering and Safecracking in 2021.
Neither Gillespie or Lee have been seen since Monday morning, authorities said.
Authorities warned the public to be aware and use caution. If you see either Lee or Gillespie, call 911 and do not approach them.
The U.S. Marshals and Ohio State Highway Patrol are offering a $20,000 reward for any information leading to their arrest. Call 1-866-4WANTED.