Chardon Shooter Captured After Prison Break, Weekend Weather, Tropical Storm Edouard

TJ Lane (Source: Ohio Department of Corrections)
TJ Lane (Source: Ohio Department of Corrections)

Chardon shooter TJ Lane escaped from the Allen Correctional Facility in Lima, Ohio, along with a second prisoner, Clifford E. Opperud around 7:40 Thursday night.  Lane was captured less than six hours later, about a 100 yards from the prison, according to the Prison Warden. Two officers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol special response team captured him on the north side of the prison, near a church on Bluelick Road. He was taken in custody without incident, and returned to the prison. Opperud was not caught until around 4:00 a.m. The Ohio State Patrol's Findley Post tells 19 Action news that he was still in Lima and found near prison. Opperud was serving a 12-year-sentence for aggravated robbery, burglary, and kidnapping. According to Chardon Police, they called in extra officers in to help keep the victim's families safe in Chardon during the prison break. Chardon Schools say they will NOT have classes tomorrow, but counseling will be available at the middle and high school for those in need.


FRIDAY: Partly cloudy and cool.  HIGH: 65

SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy with a chance of scattered rain showers.  HIGH: 64

SUNDAY:  Partly sunny and fall-like! Cool & Crisp!. Go Browns! HIGH: 68

(RNN) – Tropical Storm Edouard has formed in the far eastern Atlantic. The storm, the fifth of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, is forecast to remain out to sea and is not expected to impact the U.S. Edouard was located approximately 1020 miles off the Cape Verde Islands and had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour. Forecasters expect some strengthening in the next 48 hours. It is moving toward the west-northwest at 13 miles per hour and the National Hurricane Center says the forecast track keeps Edouard out over the open waters of the north central Atlantic. 

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 Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager