NEOCAP escapee found outside apartment

WARREN — A Northeast Ohio Community Alternative Program prisoner being taken back to the facility Tuesday afternoon got out of a NEOCAP vehicle on Highland Avenue and ran down railroad tracks to freedom, according to a Trumbull County 911 recording.

However, his freedom lasted less than 12 hours.

Jesse J. Adams, 32, 642 Hazelton St., Masury, escaped shortly before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, and was arrested by Warren police around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at the rear of 895 Garden St. NW. He was taken to the Trumbull County Jail, where he is awaiting an arraignment on escape charges.

He was wearing a red shirt and blue jeans when he escaped from the NEOCAP vehicle, according to a police report. Adams had been out on a pass and was being driven back to the facility when he jumped out of the vehicle at a stop sign, the report states.

Police later found Adams while they were checking around 895 Garden Street, where his girlfriend lives.

When questioned by police, the woman said she did not know he had escaped from NEOCAP.

Adams was assigned to NEOCAP on May 2 after he pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated possession of drugs from a September 2018 arrest, court records show.

He also has a domestic violence conviction on his record and the victim listed on that charge is the woman who lives at the Garden Street address where Adams was found, court records show.