Officers with the Delaware Police Department on April 4 tracked down the last of three fugitives who had escaped last week from a prison in Athens County.
The department received a report about 6:30 p.m. April 4 that Troy Brandon Tyler Byrd, 29, had been spotted near a business in the 100 block of London Road.
Byrd, along with David G. Skeens, 30, and Justin D. Stanley, 25, escaped from the SEPTA Correctional Facility in Nelsonville between March 31 and April 2.
According to a report from The Columbus Dispatch, authorities caught Skeens in Heath on April 2. Newark police arrested Stanley on April 3.
After receiving a report that Byrd had been sighted in Delaware, officers attempted to stop a vehicle on London Road, according to police reports. The car’s driver fled to U.S. Route 42 South before officers from multiple agencies stopped the vehicle near the highway’s interchange at U.S. Route 33 in Union County, reports said.
Officers arrested Byrd, who was a passenger in the vehicle, and transported him to Delaware County Jail, according to police reports. Officers later arrested the car’s driver, a 38-year-old Columbus woman, on charges of failing to comply with the order of a police officer and obstructing justice, reports said.