Escaped Fairfield Worker Inmate Found
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UPDATE 4 P.M. An escaped worker inmate is back in custody following a search in Fairfield County Monday.
Sheriff Dave Phalen says officers arrested 20-year-old Elias Farrar around 3:30 p.m. at an apartment complex in the 100 block of East Walnut Street.
Farrar, who was a low-risk offender assigned to work at a minimum security facility, now faces felony escape charges.
Phalen says the penalty for such charges is between one and three years in prison.
Fairfield County sheriff's deputies are looking for an inmate who walked away from a minimum security facility around noon Monday.
Sheriff Dave Phalen says Elias Farrar was part of a work detail at the facility at the corner of US 33 and Wheeling Street when he left.
Phalen says typically, low-risk offenders are assigned to the work facility, and Farrar isn't considered to be a danger to the public.
Anyone who sees Farrar is asked to call the sheriff's office.
He was last seen wearing a tan jumpsuit with the words "worker inmate" on it.
Farrar, who was unloading a bread truck at the time, scaled a six-foot fence to escape.
He is 5' 8" tall with blond hair and blue eyes.
Phalen says he didn't know Farrar's charges specifically, but did say that the facility was not for serious offenders.