An inmate accused of escaping from the River City Correctional Center in March has been taken back into custody, according to jail and court records.
Danny Waters, 35, of Cleves, faces a single charge of absconding, according to documents filed in Hamilton County Municipal Court.
Waters was cleaning in the facility’s lobby on March 17 and fled out the front doors when staff members weren’t looking, investigators said in an affidavit. He was seen on video leaving the facility.
Waters managed to evade capture for more than six months.
Documents were unclear as to how he was located. He was booked into the Hamilton County Justice Center on Wednesday, where he is being held on $75,000 bond, jail records show.
Numerous inmates have escaped from the facility in recent months and has announced that changes are being made to its security.
Thomas Cromwell, 27, and another inmate escaped from the Camp Washington facility in July. They exited through a window that was broken and covered with plywood. cromwell that fatally shot during a SWAT standoff in Warren County.
Although the River City Correctional Center is in Hamilton County, it is not the responsibility or supervision of the Sheriff’s Office. It is governed by a board supervised by judges.
This article originally appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer: River City inmate accused of escaping through front door arrested