A Medina County Jail inmate is back in custody after he jumped from an ambulance and ran off into a wooded area.
Reports are that Joshua Bragg, who was arrested earlier in July on cocaine charges, was being transported to Cleveland Clinic Akron General from Medina Cleveland Clinic where he was on medical furlough, according to the Medina Gazette. During the ride, reports say, Bragg unstrapped himself from the gurney and walked out of the ambulance, into a wooded area nearby.
The Gazette is reporting that because Bragg was on medical furlough, there were no other sheriff's offfice officials, nor law enforcement on hand.'
The incident happened around 5:20 Sunday and Bragg was found and taken back into custody Monday morning without further incident. He's now facing felony fleeing charges.
An 18-year-old Brunswick High School student is under arrest after reportedly making online threats against the school.
Tyler Hrouda was arrested Monday at a local business along Pearl Road, after Brunswick Police were made aware of the threat. They contacted the school, who with the help of a resource officer and staff, were able to identify Hrouda.
Hrouda has been charged with making a false report, and in a Facebook post from the Brunswick Police Department, detectives reportedly did recover a firearm during their investigation.
The nature of the threat was not made public.
Medina County Jail officials investigating how three inmates overdosed in a holding area at the jail last Friday.
It happened in a pre-booking area at the jail that has no cameras in it. A deputy was walking by the room and noticed two of the three inmates on the ground.
The room is also an area where inmates are held prior to going through a full-body scanner.
Officials think it was heroin that one of the men had hidden inside him.
Now, Medina County looking at changing their booking process.
Per the State of Ohio, Medina County Jail is making room for more nonviolent felony offenders.
State officials have told county judges that across the state, nonviolent offenders need to stay in county jails. Medina County, through the help of a T-CAP (Targeting Community Alternatives to Prison) grant, is opening up a wing of the prison currently reserved on an "as-needed" basis.
The state says most of the nonviolent felons are drug offenders and the state can't keep them.
The grant money totals $592,166, and will cover the costs for 8 months. The state and county are likely, according to sources, to renew another 12 months at the end of that period.