Five inmates at large after escaping Canton correctional facility, police say

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CANTON, Ohio – Authorities are searching for five men who broke a window and escaped from a correctional facility in Canton, according to police.

Between 8:45 p.m. Monday to 10 a.m. Tuesday, the inmates broke a window on the first floor of the Stark County Regional Community Correction Center on Lesh Road NE, according to a Canton police report.

They remain at large as of Wednesday afternoon, police said.

The escapees have been identified as Joshua Bingham, 36, of North Canton, convicted of burglary; Vincent Blanc, 24, of Canton, convicted of menacing and drug possession; Jason Drake, 39, of Waynesburg, convicted of burglary; Michael Fisher, 30, of Massillon, convicted of aggravated drug possession; and Jaden Miller, 23, of Carrollton, convicted of having weapons under disability and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.

They have each been charged with a third-degree felony of escape and a fifth-degree felony of vandalism in connection with the incident, court records show.

The correctional facility houses adults convicted of low-level felonies in Stark, Holmes, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections. Inmates may be sentenced there as an alternative to a prison sentence, or in addition to prison time.

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