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July 16, 2018
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Recaptured inmate expected in court
(WOUB) - The escaped Youngstown prison inmate arrested yesterday after a dramatic stand off in the Columbus area is expected in federal court this afternoon.

34 year old Billy Jack Fitzmorris is being held at the Franklin County jail. Police say he took two women hostage in the
Columbus suburb of Hilliard, where he holed up after overpowering a guard at a Youngstown hospital.

Authorities say Fitzmorris fled with the guard's gun and uniform, carjacked a vehicle and robbed two banks before winding up at a house in Hilliard.

Police say one of the hostages went out a second floor window and was taken to a hospital but was not seriously injured. The other woman also wasn't hurt when negotiators got Fitzmorris to give up.

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