Escaped Inmate Arrested Near Jail

Monroe County (WVLT) - An inmate that escaped from the Monroe County jail has been caught.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Department says 24 year-old Scott Mehlhaff escaped over the back fence of the jail just after 11:00 p.m. Thursday night.

With the help of a police dog, deputies spotted Mehlhaff at about 11:45 p.m. hiding in some brush less than a quarter mile away from the jail.

Mehlhaff was behind bars on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and an out of state warrant.

It's not clear yet if he'll face additional charges.

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