Chardon shooter TJ Lane scaled a 100-foot fence during recreation time to escape from the Allen Oakwood Correctional Facility in Lima, Ohio, at about 7:45 yesterday evening. He was apprehended several hours later by state highway patrol.
Lane was one of 8 prisoners at the facility under maximum security, though Allen Oakwood is considered a medium-security prison. Like most prisoners there, he hasn't been having a great time
Prison officials said Lane escaped with two other men, Lindsey Bruce and Clifford Operud, who were also apprehended without incident.
A state highway patrol special response team came upon Lane wtih a pitchfork
at about 1:30 a.m., but authorities say he surrendered and went into their custody without comment.
Social media went absolutely ballistic when news of Lane's escape broke around 9 p.m. Lane's attorney Ian Friedman chimed in:
Lane was denied on appeal back in May: "barring escape or death
, he'll be in prison for life."
Friedman, who is on record calling Lane's court behavior "heinous
," is nervous that a prosecutor might give Lane his day in court again for an escape charge: