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Reward Offered for Information on Escaped Inmates

For immediate release

Anne Murphy, Public Affairs Officer

Northern District of Ohio
Cleveland, OH
(216) 276-7505

**UPDATE: James Lee was Apprehended on May 24, 2023 in Kentucky**

**UPDATE: Bradley Gillespie was Found Deceased on May 28, 2023 in Ohio**

Toledo, OH – The United States Marshals Service Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF), along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol are offering reward for information that directly leads to the arrest of two escaped inmates from Allen Correctional Institution.  

James Lee, 47, and Bradley Gillespie, 50, were both serving time at the Allen Correctional Institution when they escaped custody.  Lee is serving time for burglary, breaking and entering and safe cracking.  Gillespie is serving time for a 2016 murder conviction. 

A reward for up to $20,000 is being offered by the U.S. Marshals and the Ohio State Highway Patrol for information leading to their arrests.  Both inmates should be considered dangerous.  Do not attempt to make contact with them. Call law enforcement with any information.  

Anyone with information concerning a wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833), or you can submit a web tip. Reward money is available, and tipsters may remain anonymous.  Follow the U.S. Marshals on Twitter @USMSCleveland.  

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at


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