SEPTA Correctional Facility escapee apprehended by Nelsonville PD on Madison St

Richard Rush


The escapee from the SEPTA Correctional Facility in Nelsonville have been apprehended.

On Thursday, June 1, 2017, 8:31 PM the Nelsonville Police Department with assistance from the Ohio State Highway Patrol apprehended Richard Paul Rush III. Rush was apprehended after law enforcement received a tip Rush was located at a vacant house located at 204 Madison Street in Nelsonville.

Rush was treated at the scene by Athens County EMS for minor injuries he had sustained during his escape. Rush and his girlfriend Samantha Milliken of Nelsonville who was with Rush, were placed in custody and transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail in Nelsonville. Milliken is being charged with obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting a wanted fugitive.

The Nelsonville Police Department would like to thank everyone involved in the capture of this this fugitive.


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