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Second escaped Lorain County fugitive arrested

Justin Hamilton was apprehended by members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force.

LORAIN, Ohio — *Editor's Note: The video in the player above is from a previous report.

The second of two men who escaped from the Lorain Medina Community Based Correctional Facility (CBCF) late last month has been arrested. 

The Lorain County Sheriff's Office says Justin Hamilton, who was previously incarcerated for tampering with evidence, was apprehended by members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force after they began tracking his location.

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Hamilton is being charged with vandalism, a felony of the 5th degree and escape, a felony of the 2nd degree. He is scheduled to appear in Elyria Municipal Court on Monday, July 19. 

The first man that escaped with Hamilton, Kevin McKitrick, turned himself into the Lorain County Jail on Wednesday afternoon. 

McKitrick's decision to surrender came after two days of phone conversations with detectives from the sheriff's office. Authorities had been been tracking possible locations of McKitrick for several days.

Hamilton and McKitrick were able to escape from the CBCF on June 29 by breaking a window at around 8:30 p.m. and climbing out.  

Initial investigations revealed that the two men may have been picked up by someone outside of the facility, possibly by another accomplice.  

*Editor's Note: The video in the player above is from a previous report.

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