Second NEOCAP escapee in custody

WARREN — The second of two men who police said escaped in April from the Northeast Ohio Community Alternative Program in Warren is in the Trumbull County Jail.

Tyler J. Bianca, 24, with addresses in Shelby, Akron and Mansfield, was arrested May 28 in Richland County and booked Thursday evening into the jail. He made his first appearance Friday in Warren Municipal Court on a charge of felony escape.

Bianca, being held on $5,000 bond set by Judge Thomas P. Gysegem, is due back in court June 26.

Police said Bianca and Joshua Keenan, 25, of Garrettsville, jumped a fence April 15 at NEOCAP, a minimum security alternative sentencing facility .

Bianca was sent to NEOCAP when he violated the terms of his probation in connection to a July 2017 drug possession conviction in Portage County.

Keenan, labeled a Tier 1 sexual offender from a 2012 sexual imposition conviction in Portage County, was arrested in Portage County a day after the breakout. A Trumbull County grand jury is considering charges against Keenan, who is being held without bond in the jail.

He is also being held on charges and a parole violation outside of Trumbull County, according to jail records. In addition, Keenan faces charges in Warren Municipal Court connected to a 2016 theft case and failing to provide a change of address case filed in 2017.

Security protocols at the all male facility on Pine Avenue SE have been updated.

rfox@tribtoday.com

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