Escaped Inmate Found Hanging

December 17, 2014-

Allen County Sheriff Sam Crish released information regarding a hunter discovering the body yesterday morning of a missing inmate.  The body of 31 year-old Jeremiah Helton was found hanging from a tree by a belt. The hunter was coming out of his tree stand and thought someone was standing there.  When he approached the individual, he saw it was a person hanging and notified authorities.

Helton's body was taken to the Lucas County Coroner's Office for an autopsy.  Helton was last seen around 8:00 am December 8 in the lobby at the WORTH Center in Lima.  He was an inmate performing duties as a trusty, which included cleaning the lobby, when he walked away from the center, Crish said.


Courtesy of The Lima News