Three inmates escape Athens County correctional facility, one apprehended

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio- Authorities have captured one man and continue to search for two others who escaped from SEPTA Correctional Facility in Nelsonville.

Nelsonville Police said 30-year old David G. Skeens was found in Licking County. He escaped with Justin D. Stanley at approximately 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 1st.

Authorities are also searching for another inmate, Troy Brandon Tyler Byrd, who went missing from the SEPTA Correctional Facility around 7:40 p.m. on Saturday, April 1st.

Skeens was apprehended by Licking County Law Enforcement authorities, but Stanley and Byrd remain at-large.

Stanley is described as 25-years-old, 6 ft. 2 in., 190 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes last seen wearing a black shirt with blue jeans and black shoes. He was incarcerated for a third-degree felony for burglary.

Byrd is described as 29-years-old, 5 ft. 7 in., 145 pounds with black hair and brown eyes last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue hoodie and identified by a tattoo on his neck. He was incarcerated for fifth-degree felony of possession of heroin.

If you see Stanley or Byrd, it is advised you do not approach them and contact local law enforcement.

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of either escapee is urged to contact the Nelsonville Police Department at (740) 753-1736.