Ohio Highway Patrol searching for escaped prisoner on I71

Ohio Highway Patrol searching for escaped prisoner on I71
Said Ali El-Khatib escaped from authorities on I71 near West Salem. He was being transported from one state to another.

WOOSTER, OH (WOIO) - The Wayne County Sheriff Facebook page is warning residents in the area of I71 near West Salem to make sure cars are locked and keys are secured.

The Ohio Highway Patrol is searching for an escaped prisoner.

Said Ali El-Khatib was being transported by a private transport company.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Facebook page stated the charges are unknown “but it sounds like he is facing auto theft charges in New York.”

19 News will keep you updated as more information is available.

Ohio highway patrol searching for prisoner who escaped during a transport on I 71 near West Salem. If you live in that...

Posted by Wayne County Sheriff on Friday, April 12, 2019

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