GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — Garfield Heights Police Chief Robert Byrne confirms the robbery suspect who escaped the city jail Friday morning was killed in a fiery crash on state Route 176. Donnie J. Thomas, 34, of Sagamore Hills, reportedly attacked a jailer at just before 8 a.m. Friday and was able to escape the jail. […]

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — The man wanted for escaping the Garfield Heights jail early Friday morning was involved in a fiery crash during a high-speed police pursuit. The vehicle erupted in flames after hitting the wall on 176 North near I-480 around noon. Authorities tell WKYC that 34-year-old Donnie J. Thomas, the escaped inmate, was inside the vehicle. His […]

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — Police issued an alert Friday morning for an escaped inmate who is on the loose from the Garfield Heights jail. The wanted man has been identified as 34-year-old Donnie J. Thomas. Police warn that he is to be considered “violent and dangerous.” Thomas is described as 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. He’s bald […]

CLEVELAND – Nearly a decade of silence has been broken. Amanda Berry, one of the women held for years in the house of Ariel Castro, sat down for an exclusive interview with News 5’s Danita Harris. Berry escaped nearly three and a half years ago after being held for nearly a decade in Castro’s home […]

MANSFIELD, Ohio – Mark Cooper wasn’t worried one bit about his safety Thursday when he decided to tackle an escaped Mansfield prisoner inside of a Richland County Store. “I’m confident enough in my strength that once I grab a hold of somebody like that, they’re not going to get back up,” Cooper said. Exhibit A […]

MANSFIELD, Ohio – An escaped inmate from the Mansfield Correctional Institution has been captured in Ashland. Pete Elliott with the U.S. Marshals Office confirmed to NewsChannel5 that James David Myers, 47, walked into Olivesburg General Store at 4778 State Route 545 in Ashland around 7 p.m. Thursday. Store surveillance video shows a citizen in an […]