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MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in Ohio captured a corrections center inmate they say escaped custody after being transported for hospital treatment.

Warren County Jail records show 31-year-old Robert Langford was arrested Thursday afternoon, some 17 hours after deputies were called Wednesday night. Deputies say he had escaped custody and ran away from Community Corrections Center staff at Atrium Medical Center in Middletown.

No details were available immediately on his arrest, within a few miles of the hospital.

He was jailed without bond on a charge of escape. No attorney information was listed.

It wasn’t clear why he was taken to the hospital.

A hospital spokeswoman says he hadn’t been treated by any hospital staff.

Langford was sentenced to the corrections center in southwestern Ohio after being convicted of drug offenses.