Two escaped Sandusky County inmates arrested in Toledo

FREMONT/TOLEDO (WTVG) - Both escaped Sandusky County inmates have been located in Toledo.

Sandusky County Sheriff Chris Hilton said Mickey Hardy, 37, was picked up by Toledo police and U.S. Marshals Wednesday afternoon. The other escaped inmate, Jordan Chapman, 26, was arrested in Toledo Wednesday evening.

Hardy and his girlfriend were interviewed by authorities before he was booked back into the Sandusky County Jail.

Hardy was arrested around 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday at a house on the 700 block of Buckeye Street in North Toledo. Sheriff Hilton said the house belongs to an acquaintance of the girlfriend to Mr. Hardy.

Multiple agencies worked to locate and capture the two since Monday.

"They're local, so there's a lot of people that know them," said Sandusky County Sheriff Chris Hilton. "There's a lot of officers who know who they are and who they hang with."

Sheriff Hilton said a back door was left open and someone noticed it five minutes before 3:00 p.m. on Monday. Both men made a run for it out of that door, through a yard, over a wired fence and into a cornfield.

Agencies from Detroit, Columbus, Point Place and local departments combed through the area around the jail. The sheriff said they realized the fugitives quickly found transportation.

Sheriff Hilton said after further investigation, he found out an acquaintance listened to the scanner, heard they escaped, drove around until the individual located both escapees and picked them up.

Good tips helped authorities locate both men.

Those who aided in this crime could face multiple charges.