SUMMIT COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - Three former
inmates were locked back up hours after they were set free.
On Sunday afternoon, more than 70 inmates were released from the jail, due to a budget shortfall.
At 10:30 p.m., Akron Police say Robert Edwards, 57, of Akron, stole $63 of food from a restaurant. It was a dine-and-dash scam investigators say he has pulled in the past. He was issued a court summons.
Police say Rodney Yates, 32, of Akron, is back behind bars, charged with criminal trespassing and petty theft. Investigators say after being released on Sunday, Yates stole a bottle of vodka.
The third former inmate, according to Barberton Police, overdosed, but will be alright. Police say Michael Coon, 33, of Barberton, was issued a summons for possessing drug abuse instruments -- a syringe and spoon.
Those at the Summit County Sheriff's Office say they're trying to keep the county jail staffed and safe for everyone.