Police catch man accused of helping inmate escape from jail

Published: Aug. 17, 2018 at 2:36 PM EDT
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Detectives with the Lucas County Sheriff's Office say they've arrested a man accused of helping another inmate at the county jail get out. Deputies say they picked up Antoine Moore just before noon Friday near the main library.

Jail administrators say Moore, while an inmate at the jail, gave his identification wristband to fellow inmate Don Ellis Jr. and let Ellis use Moore's name to get released. Moore had been waiting to be released on bond. He was later let out.

The sheriff says Ellis' release was a mistake. He is facing robbery charges for holding up a Fifth Third Bank on Glendale Avenue. Police are still looking for him.

The FBI is offering up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of Don Ellis Jr. Contact the FBI, Toledo Police Department or your local law enforcement agency if you believe you have seen him.