Escapee On The Run

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

An escaped jail inmate charged with killing a police officer remains at large.

Authorities massed in southern Ohio Tuesday morning resumed a foot search for John Parsons in rural woods.

That part of the operation was halted overnight as authorities again turned to a State Highway Patrol helicopter equipped with a thermal imaging camera designed to detect body heat.

Searchers who also are using dogs believe they have Parsons trapped in a seven-square-mile area of hills and woods.

Parsons is charged with killing a Chillicothe police officer last year.

He escaped from jail Saturday.

Authorities believe he's likely going without food and water and should be getting tired.

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