Police Find One Escaped Lake County Inmate

Police in Eaton County arrested one of the escaped Lake County inmates who had been on the run since Monday. Police picked up Jeffery Purchis Tuesday afternoon near Lansing. Derek McCartney and Purchis were both in the Lake County Residential Re-entry Program. They were cleaning the Osceola County Road Commission Garage when police say they took off in a county owned van. Neither are considered a threat to the public. The van was found in Ionia County yesterday. Police say the pair served time in prison for several crimes, including breaking and entering. McCartney is still missing.

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