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Two Individuals Confirmed Missing from the Allen/Oakwood Correctional Institution

For Immediate Release                                  Contact: JoEllen Smith, joellen.smith@odrc.state.oh.us |  (614)-214-4510

(Lima, Ohio) – Officials at the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction have confirmed that two individuals have escaped from the Allen/Oakwood Correctional Institution (AOCI).  Below are the details regarding each individual who is confirmed missing. 


Name:                                 Bradley Gillespie

Number:                            730242

Admission Date:               11/04/2016

County:                               Paulding

Crimes(s):                          Murder

DOB:                                    05/11/1973


Name:                                 James Lee

Number                              785575

Admission Date:               03/08/2021

County:                               Allen and Auglaize Counties

Crime(s)                              Burglary, B&E, Safecracking, Judicial Sanction

DOB:                                   02/17/1976


Officials at the prison are working closely with local law enforcement on searching for and apprehending these individuals. 


These individuals should be considered dangerous.  Anyone who sees either of these individuals or has any information regarding their whereabouts should call 911 immediately. 


The Ohio State Highway Patrol is on-site and leading the investigation.