Inmates caught in Ohio following ‘Shawshank’ style escape

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a pair of Indiana inmates climbed through a wall of their prison cell in an escape reminiscent of the one in the 1994 film, “The Shawshank Redemption” before being apprehended in Ohio four days later.

Indiana authorities say police in Dayton, Ohio, caught 39-year-old Chadwick Heath and 27-year-old Michael Roberts on Tuesday.

Before their escape Friday from the jail in Connersville, Indiana, Roberts was being held on burglary and theft charges and Heath on drug-dealing charges. WCPO-TV reports officials suspect the inmates spent weeks carving through stone wall to break out, then stole a truck.

Heath’s mother is facing charges after authorities say she assisted the pair while they were on the lam.

Two inmates in upstate New York spent weeks on the run last summer after tunneling out of a prison there.

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