A London Correctional Institution inmate who escaped 22 years ago has been caught in Indiana and will return to complete at least five years of his sentence for grand theft, the State Highway Patrol announced yesterday. Investigators learned on Dec. 12 that Roger D. Perdue, 71, was living with a woman, possibly his wife, and preparing to leave their home in Kokomo, Ind., where he had been living under an assumed identity.
Community leaders will hire an outside consultant to try to fix communication and personality conflicts at the countyâs lead disaster-preparedness agency. The executive committee of Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security made that decision on Wednesday while also choosing to retain Michael R. Pannell as the agencyâs director.
An woman is in life-threatening condition after police say she was shot during a break-in last night at her North Side apartment.
A man died yesterday after the car he was repairing at a South Side auto lot fell on him. Columbus police homicide detectives said the manâs death appeared to be an accident. He was about 60 years old, but police were working yesterday to confirm his identity and locate relatives.