UPDATE | 2 escaped inmates caught in Gallia County

Published: Sep. 3, 2019 at 11:11 PM EDT
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UPDATE 9/5/19 @ 12:25 a.m.

Two inmates who escaped Tuesday night from a transport vehicle in Gallipolis were captured late Wednesday night near the village of Cheshire, the Gallia County Sheriff's Office says.

Brynn Martin, 40, and Jesse Partlow, 30, were hiding in the crawl space of a home along state Route 554.

Both were taken into custody after a short standoff.

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Two prisoners escaped late Tuesday night from a transport vehicle in Gallia County, the sheriff’s office there says.

Deputies say the men were being transported from an out-of-county facility back to the Gallia County Jail. They escaped in the area of Norris Northup Dodge along state Route 7 in Gallipolis.

The inmates are identified as Brynn Martin, 40, and Jesse Partlow, 30.

Martin is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall and 180 pounds, and Partlow is about 6 feet 1 and 138 pounds. Both men have brown hair and blue eyes.

Investigators say both men were in orange jail-issued uniforms and wearing leg shackles.

The news released doesn't state the charges the men were serving time.

Both men were last seen going toward the area of the Gallia-Meigs Airport. Investigators are searching on the ground and by air to find them. Anyone who sees the inmates is asked to call 911.